The Kansas Board of Regents voted Wednesday to change the benchmarks for in-state students to attend the states six public universities, and class-rank requirements are out.
The move is meant to increase the number of Kansas high-schoolers who are eligible to attend Kansas State University, Emporia State University, Pittsburg State University, Fort Hays State University, Wichita State University and the University of Kansas.
Its also expected to help more first-generation college students attend Kansas universities and simplify the required list of academic prerequisites. But critics say theyre concerned changing standards could reduce high schoolers readiness for college.
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