House panel considers bill requiring university prospectuses

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas universities would be required to publicize information on their graduates’ average salaries, student loan debt and employment under a bill considered by a House panel.

The House Appropriations Committee conducted a hearing Tuesday on the bill, which supporters say would help prospective students choose a university and major by requiring institutions to provide a “prospectus.” The information would compare the average economic outcomes of their graduates from each degree track.

The Senate already has approved the measure.

Some lawmakers have balked at the potential cost of up to $5.5 million annually and said broader research on such subjects already is available.

Kansas Board of Regents President Andy Tompkins testified against the bill, while no one testified in favor of it during the hearing.

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