New Report Draws Attention to the College Experiences of LGBTQ Students

A new report from the Williams Institute draws attention to the challenges students who identify as LGBTQ face compared to their non-LGBTQ peers. These challenges—especially for students with intersecting identities—may impact LGBTQ students’ academic journeys, mental health, and sense of belonging.

U.S. Strategic Innovative Competition: Why Inclusivity Is Important to STEM Success

Two new reports offer insights into recent legislative efforts that could impact science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and equity.

Five Opportunities for Higher Education Leaders in the Coming Years

s higher education continues to emerge and adjust to challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, a new paper from Jeffrey Selingo provides leaders with strategies to move toward greater innovation and agility.

How to Reimagine Student Loan Servicing and Repayment

The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) recently released a new report providing systemic solutions to improve student loan repayment in the United States.

Report Calls Attention to “Equitable Accountability System” in Higher Education

A new report from the American Enterprise Institute highlights the need for an “equitable accountability system” in higher education that considers students’ demographic and economic background in assessing institutional performance.

The Impact of the Second Chance Pell Initiative in Prisons

Five years after the Department of Education launched the Second Chance Pell Experimental Sites Initiative (SCP), data highlights the impact of expanding postsecondary education programs in state and federal prisons.

New Report Highlights Challenges Facing Students With Some College, No Credential

The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center recently released a report on progress and outcomes for “some college, no credential” (SCNC) students, the 36 million adults who have some postsecondary education but have yet to earn any type of degree or credential and are no longer enrolled.

New Report Examines How U.S. Workers and Employers View Alternative Credentials

U.S. workers and employers increasingly recognize the value of alternative credentials, according to a new report by the Society for Human Resource Management. This research surveyed samples of 500 U.S. executives, 1,200 supervisors, 1,129 HR professionals, and 1,525 U.S. workers.

The Role of Designing Inclusive Learning and Employment Records Platforms to Address Inequity

Education, business, and government and other sectors increasingly are finding new ways to integrate digital technologies to better serve employees. A new report from Digital Promise explores how Learning and Employment Records can be used for greater equity in education and the workforce.

Removing Barriers for Students With Some College but No Degree

Today, more than 36 million individuals have completed some college but have not received their degrees. To address the barriers to completion that these students face, the Institute for Higher Education Policy launched the Degrees When Due initiative, a three-year project to help institutions reengage stopped out students.

Two New Reports Provide Insights on Enrollment Trends and Policies to Support Transfer Students

As enrollment remains a primary concern among institutional leaders, reports from the National Student Clearinghouse and the National Association of System Heads provide insight on trends in transfer enrollment and strategies for transfer student success.

New Report Highlights the Inequity in Black Women’s Experiences With Student Debt

A new report released by The Education Trust sheds light on how Black women experience student debt and offers policy suggestions to make college more affordable for future students. This report is the first in a series of four reports forthcoming from The Education Trust using data from the National Black Student Debt study.