Report: Is the University Next Door the Way to Upward Mobility?

The American Enterprise Institute investigated factors that might explain such variation in mobility rates in their latest report, “Is the University Next Door the Way to Upward Mobility?” Taking a specific look at comprehensive universities, public institutions that primarily enroll students who live near the campus, AEI reveals upward mobility ranges from around 30 percent to over 70 percent at competitive schools and less selective schools.

Faculty Salaries Up Slightly for 2019, Report Shows

Analyzing data from approximately 850 higher education institutions on nearly 260,000 faculty members nationwide, the new faculty survey from CUPA-HR found the median salary increase for all faculty over the past year was 1.67 percent.

State Higher Ed Funding Halfway Back to Pre-recession Levels

The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association recently released their annual State Higher Education Finance report, which finds that state and local higher education funding has recovered only partially from the 2008 recession.

Faces of Dreamers: Mariana Sarmiento Hernández, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Mariana Sarmiento Hernández is using her experience as an undocumented student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to carve a path for others in a similar situation as the resource coordinator for the Office of Diversity Initiatives.

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.

PEN America Releases Report on Campus Free Speech

Informed largely by four convenings held at campuses that have experienced incidents related to free speech, a recent report released by PEN America discusses challenges that institutions have when confronted with divisive or harmful speech.

Commitment to “Culture of Continuous Improvement” Needed to Make Data Work to Improve Student Outcomes

The Institute for College Access and Success has published a report that attempts to understand how colleges and universities can best drive student success through data and evidence.

Century Foundation Report Examines Instructional Spending at Colleges

A recent report from The Century Foundation examines how instructional expenditures at higher education institutions might be measured to better inform students about quality.

Infographic: Presidents of Minority Serving Institutions

Who are the presidents of minority serving institutions (MSIs) and how do they approach diversity and inclusion on campus? A new ACE infographic draws upon data from the American College President Study 2017 to highlight MSI presidents, their work, and their views of the college presidency.

Faces of Dreamers: Kebin Lopez, University of Florida Levin College of Law

Kebin Lopez should have had a difficult decision before him: choosing between the multiple law schools that accepted his application. Instead, the decision was made for him when two institutions in Georgia rescinded their acceptance due to his DACA immigration status.

Higher Education Committee of 50 Releases Policy Recommendations to Congress

A committee of postsecondary leaders convened by NASFAA released 36 comprehensive policy recommendations on college access, affordability, accountability, and transparency.

Education Design Lab White Paper Proposes Learner Revolution

A recent white paper discusses how the current system of postsecondary education fails to meet the needs of the many of today’s college students, and provides considerations for a Learner Revolution, to reimagine the system in which students are prepared for professional success.