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Kansas Bill Requiring University Prospectuses Stalls

KSAL StaffMay 8, 2015

A bill that would have required some Kansas universities to publicize information on their graduates’ average salaries, student loan debt and employment has stalled in a House committee.

House Education Committee chairman Ron Highland, a Wamego Republican, said he adjourned a hearing on the bill early Thursday to prevent members from tabling it until next session. He said he doubts the committee will have time to address it again before the Legislature breaks for the year.

Supporters of the bill have said it would help prospective students decide which university to choose by requiring those institutions to provide prospectuses comparing the average economic outcomes of their graduates from each degree.

Critics of the measure have said its requirements would be too expensive for universities.

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