Faces of Dreamers: Jin Park, Rhodes Scholar

Jin Park is a senior at Harvard University and the first DACA recipient to receive a Rhodes Scholarship.

NASEM Report Shows How MSIs Can Strengthen STEM Workforce

Results of the widely anticipated National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report, Minority Serving Institutions: America’s Underutilized Resource for Strengthening the STEM Workforce, reveal a range of actions to strengthen STEM programs and degree attainment at minority serving institutions.

EAB Publishes Fast Facts About First-Generation Students

EAB has compiled a list of facts about first-generation students in the United States that draws from recently published research.

Paper Finds Tuition-Free Promise Programs Reduce Income Gaps in College Choice

A recent National Bureau of Economic Research working paper focused on the effect of a targeted, tuition-free promise on college choices of high-achieving, low-income students in Michigan.

Study Examines Developmental Education Policies by State

A recent study conducted by the Education Commission of the States used a set of questions to identify state- and system-level policies that exist within each state that impact specific aspects of developmental education assessment and placement in postsecondary education.

NBER Paper Explores How Cost of Instruction Varies by Field of Study

A recent working paper titled “Why is Math Cheaper than English? Understanding Cost Differences in Higher Education” released by The National Bureau of Economic Research analyzes department-level data to explore how the costs of postsecondary instruction vary across different fields of study.

Veterans Education Success Report Examines Veterans’ Completion Rates

A recent report released by Veterans Education Success examined the factors surrounding postsecondary degree completion of student veterans including rate of completion, use of GI Bill benefits, and time-to-degree.

Paper Studies Effects of Default Option on Student Loan Repayment

Findings from a recent NBER working paper suggest that as many as one in four student borrowers are enrolled in the federal standard repayment plan—and exposed to the risk of loan default—because it is the default repayment option.

NACUA Webinar: What You Need to Know About the Proposed Title IX Regulations

The Department of Education’s proposed rule on Title IX sexual assault was published in the Federal Register Nov. 29, marking the official start of the 60-day comment period. NACUA will present a webinar this Thursday, Dec. 13, to discuss the major features of the draft rule and take questions from participate about its potential impact.

Brookings Report Highlights Worrisome Trends Among Parents Who Borrow Money for Kids’ College

A new Brookings report discusses trends among parents who take out Parent PLUS loans to support their children through college.

Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research Releases Findings From 2018 Survey of Student Engagement

Indiana University’s Center for Postsecondary Research recently released findings from the 2018 National Survey of Student Engagement. With nearly 290,000 student respondents from 511 institutions, the report sheds light on how colleges and universities are preparing students for the workforce.

Access and Diversity Collaborative to Hold Webinar on the Year in Federal Non-Discrimination Law In Higher Education

The College Board’s Access and Diversity Collaborative will host a webinar on Friday, Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. EST, on the 2018 Legal Landscape: Litigation and Agency Actions Regarding Federal Non-Discrimination Law in Higher Education.