A series of briefs seeks to inform legislators about the current challenges to public postsecondary education in rural American communities.

Each brief focuses on a different challenge facing state postsecondary systems and institutions, and ways state legislatures can guide or assist statewide responses.

In addition, an interactive database housed on the NCSL website identifies state approaches to governance, funding and affordability, allowing policymakers to share information, exchange ideas and adopt the best practices that meet their state’s particular needs.