Making Informed Decisions in College

A report published by Complete College America documents the scope and implementation of the Purpose First strategy—an initiative aimed to help students identify a clear academic path, build early momentum, and make informed decisions about courses and careers throughout the their college journey.

Meeting Students Where They Are

A new report from the Institute of Higher Education Policy proposes several strategies to address issues of college access and success for students in rural communities.

State Failure To Plan Sets Up Students To Fail

A new issue brief released by Ithaka S+R argues states should prioritize developing coherent policy agendas for higher education funding, in order to maximize efficient use of appropriated and increasingly limited taxpayer funds, while also improving a range of student outcomes.

A New Framework for Supporting Campus Diversity

In a new report by ACE and the Pullias Center for Higher Education at University of Southern California, Pullias Center co-director Adrianna Kezar outlines some key elements needed to develop an institutional infrastructure that effectively serves a diverse student body.

The Impact of DACA and Its Impending Status on Recipients

In a recent article published by the Center for American Progress (CAP), Tom Wong and collaborators published the results of a survey on the economic and educational outcomes of individuals protected under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.

Basic Needs Insecurity Among College Students

Title: College and University Basic Needs Insecurity: A National #RealCollege Survey Report  Source: The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice (Hope Center)  Authors: Sara Goldrick-Rab, Christine Baker-Smith, Vanessa Coca, Elizabeth Looker, and Tiffani Williams A report published by the Hope Center documents college students’ access to affordable food and housing. Findings from this report… Read more »

One Size Does Not Fit All: Rural Communities in 2019

The American Communities Project (ACP) has released a new report examining the geographic, demographic, and socioeconomic variation of rural communities in the United Stated as of 2019, including in postsecondary educational attainment.

United States Education at a Glance 2019: Where Do We Stand in the World?

recent report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) provides international comparisons on how education systems are structured and funded and are performing in 36 OECD member countries.

How to Advance Racial Equity Through Workforce Development Policies

In its latest report on racial equity and workforce development, the National Skills Coalition describes some of the disparities that challenge both equity and economic competitiveness in the United States and calls for inclusive workforce policies to help advance racial equity.

Faces of Dreamers: Gloria Martin, Veronica Galles, and Berenice Zuñiga, College of Southern Nevada

Gloria Martin, a freshman at the College of Southern Nevada (CSN), worries what will happen if she is unable to renew her Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.

Enrollment of Latino Students in Public Institutions Varies Greatly by State

A new report released by The Education Trust finds that considerable enrollment and attainment gaps persist among Latino college students. Using IPEDS and census data, Ed Trust examined how Latino students fare at public two- and four-year colleges and universities across 44 states.

Do Neighborhoods Matter for College Graduation?

A recent article in Sociology of Education examines how living in a disadvantaged neighborhood affects college graduation, highlighting variations across different racial and ethnic and socioeconomic groups.