Postsecondary Education

Post

Academic Common Market

A tuition-savings program for college students in SREB member states who want to pursue degrees not offered by in-state institutions. Students can enroll in out-of-state institutions that offer their degree program and pay the in-state tuition rates.

During calendar year 2017, approximately 2,130 degree programs were available, 152 institutions participated and nearly 3,355 new students were certified for study.

In 2017,116 Delaware students participated in Academic Common Market, saving, on average, $15,389 each and a collective total of $1,785,136 in tuition.

ACM State Representative: Juliet Murawski, Delaware Department of Higher Education, Higher Education Office

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Regional Contract Program

Gives students the opportunity to earn a professional health degree from participating institutions in other states through in-state tuition rates at public institutions or reduced tuition at private institutions. More than 600 students participate each year.

Participating students from Delaware in 2017: 8

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State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement 

A nationwide system to offer more high-quality distance education programs for students and ease the regulatory burden on institutions. SREB member states may opt in to offer distance education activities in other SARA states. By participating, colleges and universities in the SREB region save almost $30 million annually.​

Delaware is an approved member of SARA.

Colleges and universities in Delaware saved $604,000 for initial authorization and save $160,000 annually on renewals, according to estimates in a return-on-investment study by the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems.

Delaware SARA representative: Nicholas Buono, College Success Program Administrator, Delaware Department of Higher Education.

SREB.org/SARA >

Fact Book and Data Exchange

Fact Book

The SREB Fact Book on Higher Education is a compilation of comparative data on topics including demographics; college enrollment, retention, progression and graduation; tuition and fees; student financial aid; state support for postsecondary education; and faculty salaries. The Fact Book is published bi-annually, but the data are updated annually and made available on the SREB website.​

Delaware leaders receive the SREB Fact Book on Higher Education and Delaware: Featured Facts From the SREB Fact Book on Higher Education.

SREB-State Data Exchange

An annual collection of postsecondary education data that are submitted by representatives (i.e., Data Exchange coordinators) of postsecondary education system offices. The data collected include degrees conferred, student retention and progression, time to degree, student credit hours taken by high school students and by college students in courses using distance education technology, state funding for postsecondary education, and tuition and fees.

SREB-State Data Exchange tables are posted on the SREB website.

Delaware’s Participating Agency and SREB-State Data Exchange Coordinator: Chesiree Wise, Delaware Higher Education Commission

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Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing

Helps expand and strengthen schools of nursing to reduce the critical shortage of nurse educators needed to educate the nation’s registered nurses. The Council surveys institutions for nursing education trends and shares online graduate nursing courses.

As of October 2018, one Delaware institution is a member, listed here with its representative to the Council:

Wilmington University: Denise Westbrook, Dean

SREB.org/Nursing >

Doctoral Scholars Program

Supports minority students to help them earn Ph.D.s, begin careers at colleges and universities, and diversify campus faculties. The SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program hosts the annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, the nation’s largest gathering of minority doctoral scholars, with more than 1,200 attendees.

Scholars funded by Delaware in 2017-18: 0
2017 Institute attendees from Delaware: 1

Scholars Delaware has supported since joining in 1993: 2

Graduates since 1993: 1
Graduates currently employed: 1
Percent employed in education: 0

Delaware-supported Ph.D. students have attended these institutions since 1993:

University of Delaware

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