The Potential of Degree Reclamation

In 2015, more than 35 million Americans aged 25 and older had completed some college but had not completed a degree. A recent report by the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), examines how two degree-reclamation initiatives, Project Win-Win and Credit When It’s Due, can be scaled up to the national level.

Labor Market Returns for Graduates of Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Title: Labor Market Returns for Graduates of Hispanic-Serving Institutions Author: Toby J. Park, Stella M. Flores & Christopher J. Ryan Jr. Source: Florida State University News This journal article highlights how earnings of graduates of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) compare to those from non-HSIs. The authors examined data for three cohorts who graduated from public high schools… Read more »

Putting Your Major to Work: Career Paths After College

Authors of a recently released report by the Hamilton Project delved into the many occupational paths that students within the same major take after graduating from college.

Private College Tuition Discounts Continue to Hit Highs

According to a new report released by NACUBO, private colleges and universities are discounting their tuition revenue at the highest rates to date. By offering grants, scholarships and fellowships, the institutions that participated in the 2016 NACUBO Tuition Discounting Study averaged an estimated 49.1 percent institutional tuition discount rate for first-time, full-time students in 2016-17—the highest in the history of the survey.

2017 NSF STEM for All Video Showcase: Research & Design for Impact

The National Science Foundation today launched its virtual showcase event, 2017 NSF STEM for All Video Showcase: Research & Design for Impact. For the next week, the site will showcase work funded by NSF and other federal agencies with the aim of improving teaching and learning of STEM fields.

A Risk Sharing Proposal for Student Loans

Authors of a recently released policy brief by The Hamilton Project argue that institutional accountability in the federal student loan program has weakened. As a solution, the authors propose the use of risk-sharing based on cohort repayment rate to increase institutional accountability.

College Costs in Context: A State-by-State Look at College (Un)affordability

The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) recently released an issue brief analyzing the net price of college as a share of a student’s family income. According to the brief’s findings there are great inequities in the affordability of public colleges within and across states.

Equity Attainment Gaps Growing in Most States

A recent blog post from Young Invincibles examines equity gaps between white, African American and Latino students. Data shows that over the past 10 years, educational attainment gaps between white and African American students widened in 38 of the 45 states, and the gap between white and Latino students widened in 39 states and DC.

Center for American Progress’s Higher Ed, Not Debt Campaign Surveying Colleges and Universities on Protections for Undocumented Students

Higher Ed, Not Debt—a multi-organizational project of the Center for American Progress—is asking colleges and universities to respond to a survey for a dataset that will showcase the breadth and type of actions institutions are taking to support their undocumented students.

Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States: 2017 Trend Report

The Pell Institute and PennAHEAD recently released the annual Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States report for 2017. According to the report, equity gaps remain in American higher education. The cost of college has continued to increase, and yet, Pell Grants do not cover the same proportion of the average cost of college as they once have.

SHEEO Releases Annual State Higher Education Finance Report

The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) recently released its annual State Higher Education Finance (SHEF) Fiscal Year report for 2016. According to the report, state and local governments provided nearly $90 billion in FY 2016 to support higher education, marking the first decline in overall state and local support in four years.

Who Gets Pell Grants and Why It Matters

Four in 10 students receive Pell Grants to help fund their college education. A new infographic recently released by the Center for American Progress explores who receives Pell Grants and the role these grants play in higher education for low-income students.