NCES Releases Student Financial Aid Estimates for 2015–16

The National Center for Education Statistics recently released a First Look report that illustrates some key findings regarding financial aid based on data from the 2015-16 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NAPSAS:16).

Faces of Dreamers: Karen Reyes of Texas and Other Teachers

Karen Reyes, who teaches deaf toddlers in Austin, TX, is one of roughly 9,000 Dreamers with DACA status who work as educators.

Moneyball for Higher Education: How Federal Leaders Can Use Data and Evidence to Improve Student Outcomes

Moneyball for Higher Education, a new report recently released by Results for America, is rooted in the strategic use of data to better help students succeed. Authors James Kvaal and John Bridgeland present three major themes on how data and evidence can be used to help students learn and graduate.

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.

Community College Research Center Reports on Labor Market Value of Stackable Credentials

In a recent report released by the Community College Research Center, researchers Thomas Bailey and Clive Belfield examined whether or not there is evidence of the labor market value of stacking credentials.

New From AASCU: Top 10 Higher Education State Policy Issues for 2018

The Government Relations and Policy Analysis Division at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) recently published an issue paper on the higher education issues that will be hot discussions among policymakers in 2018.

Lumina Fund for Racial Justice and Equity Announces Grant Competition

Lumina Foundation recently partnered with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors to offer a series of grants for higher education institutions working to advance equity on their campuses and in the broader community.

Faces of Dreamers: Hector Rivera Suarez, Guilford College

Rivera Suarez arrived in North Carolina from Mexico when he was 8-years-old along with his older sister and parents. Today, Rivera Suarez is the student body president at Guilford College in Greensboro and dreams of becoming a teacher.

New From NBER: Increasing Community College Completion Rates Among Low-Income Students

A recent report published by the National Bureau of Economic Research details the early results of a randomized controlled trial on the effectiveness of a comprehensive case management intervention designed to aid low-income community college students.

Ready for Jobs, Careers, and a Lifetime: Public Research Universities and Credentials that Count.

A recent report released by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities provides research about the needs facing students and communities, and how these needs present both challenges and opportunities for institutional leaders.

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?