SHEEO Report Examines State Tuition, Fees, and Financial Assistance Policies

The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association has released the 10th report on state-level policies on tuition, fees, and financial aid for 2022. This edition provides comprehensive insights into diverse policies and approaches between two-year and four-year public institutions.

Gender Disparities in Academic Majors and Graduates’ Incomes Persist

In a new study from Bankrate, Alex Gailey explores the earnings differences across academic majors, highlighting the stark gender disparities in men and women’s academic major selections and subsequent incomes.

Understanding the Intersection Between New Gainful Employment Regulations and Student Loan Debt

A new report from the Urban Institute provides deeper analysis of the intersection of two proposed regulations from the Biden administration by estimating student loan repayment rates before and after the new gainful employment rule goes into effect.

Partisan Divide on the Value, Funding, and Equity of Higher Education Widens

New America annually conducts its Varying Degrees survey to assess public opinion and regard for different aspects of higher education. The 2023 survey addressed five different issues: value, funding, accountability, equity and diversity, and online learning.

State Investment in Short-Term Credential Pathways: A Comprehensive Assessment

HCM Strategists conducted a comprehensive assessment of all 50 U.S. states, with a particular focus on quality and equity, to offer a detailed overview of initiatives and policies on these credentials.

Rectifying Funding Disparities for Black Land-Grant Institutions

A new report from the Century Foundation highlights the underfunding of the nation’s Black land-grant colleges and universities, as Congress has the opportunity to increase funding and improve equity for these institutions through renewal of the federal Farm Bill later this year.

Understanding the Impact of Industry-Led Partnerships With Higher Education Institutions

Strengthening student success and maximizing return on investments (ROI) for both students and institutions of higher education require deep collaboration between employers and colleges. A new report offers an in-depth analysis of successful public-private partnerships in postsecondary education.

How Institutions Can Bridge the Gap Between What Students and Faculty Think About Digital Learning

A new report by Tyton Partners highlights the diverging experiences and perceptions of digital learning among students, faculty, and administrators, demonstrating the importance of bridging this gap when considering implementing new or scaling up existing online learning programs.

What Happens Next? Pursuing Racial and Ethnic Diversity with Race-Neutral Admissions

In anticipation of the Supreme Court’s decisions in two race in admissions cases, Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce simulated six admissions models using four criteria: academic merit, high school class rank, socioeconomic status, and race/ethnicity.

Unleashing the Power of Financial Aid to Equalize Postsecondary Education

The Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) has released a new report based on data from over 2,400 institutions examining how changes in funding affect institutions where students receive a minimum economic return.

The Impact of Second Chance Pell on Higher Education Access in Prisons

Started by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) in 2015, the Second Chance Pell Experimental Sites Initiative (SCP) was designed to explore the relationship between incarcerated peoples’ access to Pell Grants and their participation in higher education programs in state and federal prisons. A new brief by the Vera Institute of Justice offers an update on the initiative’s significant impact.

What Should Institutions Be Focusing On to Recruit “Generation Pandemic”?

The Education Advisory Board (EAB) has released a new paper that provides insights on how the pandemic has changed college searches and recruitment for “Gen P,” the generation of students whose college decisions were impacted by their pandemic experience.