Commentary and analysis on today’s most pressing concerns and innovative practices in higher education policy and research. Staffed by ACE’s Center for Policy Research & Strategy and Government Relations, along with guest posts from ACE members and other scholars working in the field to define and assess the critical challenges facing colleges and universities. Together, these posts provide college leaders and public policymakers with the latest on issues such as access, financial aid, data, Congress and the administration, re-imagining diversity and equity on campus, and public higher education finance.

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Understanding Latinx College Student Diversity and Why It Matters

As Latinx postsecondary enrollments increase, understanding this population of students could cultivate more inclusive campus climates that enhance student success.

Pan-Asian Student Classifications in Higher Education: What the Data Do and Don’t Tell Us

In supporting an inclusive campus environment at colleges and universities, Asian Americans are an often-overlooked part of the equation. But as demographics shift, institutional policies and practices need to address the complexity of populations that fall under pan-ethnic categorizations such as Asian American.

Big Data on Campus

As drivers of social mobility, economic growth, and community development, U.S. colleges and universities have long been regarded as among the best in the world. However, some stakeholders have begun to question whether that will remain true in the future. Can the better use of data help?

Foster Care Youth and Postsecondary Education: The Long Road Ahead

Between 20,000 and 25,000 young adults age out of foster care each year. While they face a wide range of challenges, a college education is as important to them as it is to other young adults. Amy Dworsky of the University of Chicago looks at the challenges they face.

The Time Is Now for Congress to Protect Dreamers

There is bipartisan support in Congress for legislation providing permanent protection for Dreamers and for passing such a measure by the end of the year. Contact Congress now to make your voice heard on this vital issue.

Serving Post-traditional Learners

What do we know about post-traditional learners, and how can we better help them earn the higher education credentials they need to succeed? Jonathan Gagliardi and Louis Soares on the results of a new ACE report, The Post-traditional Learners Manifesto Revisited.

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