CHRISTIE CREATES HIGHER EDUCATION TASK FORCE

ThomaskeansrA new task force has been created to establish the New Jersey Higher Education Task Force. Chaired by former Governor Thomas H. Kean, the Task Force will study the key issues and impediments facing the State’s higher education institutions. The creation of the Higher Education Task Force is a part of Governor Christie’s overall plan for long-term higher education reform to ensure New Jersey’s leadership role in higher education and position the State as a home for economic growth and prosperity. In fact, New Jersey’s net out-migration of college students constitutes a third of all net-out-migration in the United States, losing about 30,000 students per year. Several other challenges facing New Jersey’s colleges and universities include a lack of state capital investment to meet capital needs, outdated regulations as well as increased administrative and tuition costs.

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