Admissions Lotteries Can Contribute to Inequity and Challenges for Students of Color, Low-Income Students, and Men

A new report analyzes how lotteries with minimum thresholds for grade-point averages (GPAs) and standardized test scores do not lead to increased access and more equitable outcomes, especially for students of color, low-income students, and men.

Easing the Burden: New Report Explores the Effects of FAFSA Verification

The National College Attainment Network (NCAN), in partnership with the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), recently released a report that explores the magnitude and burden verification has on both students and the work of financial aid administrators, in addition to guidance on how this burden can be alleviated.

Study Finds Students Had Record-Breaking Turnout During the 2020 Presidential Election

A recently released report from The Institute for Democracy in Higher Education’s (IDHE) National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) finds an increase in voter turnout among college students during the 2020 presidential election compared to 2016

A Matter of Racial Justice: New Report Explores How Black Borrowers Experience Student Loans and Debt

The Education Trust, in partnership with Jalil B. Mustaffa, Ph.D., recently released a new brief that centers the lived experiences and perspectives of nearly 1,300 Black borrowers.

Graduate Enrollment and Completion Trends Over the Past Year and Decade

A recently released report from the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) examines enrollment and completion trends between Fall 2019 and 2020, as well as over the past decade.

Helping Students Who Need It Most: Lessons from COVID-19 on How to Enhance Emergency Student Financial Aid Programs

A recently published report offers insights on how students experienced COVID-19 emergency financial aid programs at their colleges and universities.

Survey Reveals How the Ongoing Pandemic Has Affected Community College Students

A new analysis of survey data by the Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE) finds that many community college students are still struggling in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and certain student populations have been affected more than others.

Alleviate Student Loan Defaults With Income-Driven Repayment Plans (IDRs)

With the pause on student loan repayments ending soon, a new report looks at the advantages of income-driven repayment plans for borrowers.

Declines in Faculty Diversity During the Great Recession: Lessons for Faculty Hiring During COVID-19 and Other Crises

A recently published article offers insights on how times of crisis impact faculty diversity related to gender, but in particular race and ethnicity.

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.

Exploring the Paradox: New Report Analyzes Equity Gaps in Credit Completion for Adult Learners

The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) recently released a new brief that investigated the gaps in equity surrounding prior learning assessment/credit for prior learning (PLA/CPL) for Black and lower-income adult students’ credential completion.

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.