New SHEEO Report Sheds Light on the Variation of State Authorization Processes in the U.S.

A new report sponsored by the State Higher Education Officers Association (SHEEO) and Arnold Ventures explores and analyzes the role that state authorization plays in ensuring postsecondary educational quality and public accountability within the U.S.

U.S. Undergraduate Enrollment Declines From Fall 2019 to Fall 2020

er insights on enrollment patterns from fall of 2019 to fall of 2020 for particular U.S. regions, locales, and states.

Brief Highlights Value of Building Multifaceted Student Support Programs

A new brief from MRDC discusses the value of multifaceted student support programs to address college completion barriers and improve graduation rates.

Supporting the Attainment of Native Students in Higher Education
Recently, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education released a case study to share how Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions have successfully developed and implemented practices to advance American Indian or Alaska Native students’ persistence and academic success on their campuses.
New College Board Service Provides Additional Admissions, Student Advising Resources

The College Board’s new Landscape service will be in wider use during the 2019-20 admissions cycle, the organization announced last month.

HSIs Are Narrowing Racial Gaps for Latinx Students

Hispanic student enrollment in higher education has doubled in the last decade. Where are these students going, what do they need, and how do Hispanic-serving Institutions (HSIs) fit into the equation? On Episode 03 of dotEDU, John Aguilar of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and our hosts explore those issues and more.

Closing the College Success Gap for Low-income Students

Listen to the inaugural episode of dotEDU, ACE’s new podcast. Co-hosts Jon Fansmith and Lorelle Espinosa talk with Jim McCorkell about College Possible’s flagship initiative—an intensive curriculum of coaching and support to help low-income students enroll in college—as well as the newer Catalyze Program, which supports student persistence and success directly on college campuses.

Improving Postsecondary Access for Rural America

A recent brief by the National Conference of State Legislatures discusses how colleges and universities can help improve postsecondary access and completion for rural communities in the United States.

Mapping College Attainment

A recent article and accompanying interactive map by the Center for American Progress highlights the postsecondary attainment rates for racial and ethnic groups across the nation, as well as the gaps that exist for people of color.

New Brief Looks at Challenges Faced by College Students Who Are Parents

A recent report by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research identifies the realities of parents who are pursuing a postsecondary education. Findings reveal that about one in five, or 3.8 million students are raising children while enrolled in college.

Lumina Tracks Progress Toward 60 Percent Degree Attainment Goal

The Lumina Foundation has released this year’s edition of their A Stronger Nation report, tracking progress toward their goal of 60 percent of adults holding a high-quality postsecondary credential.

Video: Students Take the Stage at ACE2019

During the ACE2019 closing plenary, a student panel moderated by John B. King Jr. discussed a “human-centered” approach to designing public policy and institutional practice from the bottom up to enhance student outcomes. Two of the students on that panel also received the 2018 ACE Students of the Year Award: Sophia Norcott and Brendyn Melugin.