A Different Time: New Report Examines How the Pandemic May Impact Student Debt

The PEW Charitable Trusts recently released a report that explores how student borrowing from the federal government during the COVID-19 pandemic has differed from borrowing during other recessions in the past 30 years.

New Report Provides a Roadmap for Campus Free Expression

A new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center highlights the need for a renewed roadmap for campus free expression, considering the civic mission of higher education, and the changing social and political landscape around campus.

ACHA Recommends COVID-19 Booster Shots, Updates Pandemic Guidelines for Colleges and Universities

As the fall semester drew to a close last year and the omicron variant spread across the country, the American College Health Association renewed its recommendation that colleges and universities should require the COVID-19 vaccination for all on-campus students, and added that institutions should also mandate booster shots for students, faculty, and staff.

Research Brief Provides Insights on the Future of Remote Work in Higher Education

A new research brief by CUPA-HR sheds light on work arrangements in higher education. In collaboration with EDUCAUSE, CUPA-HR polled higher education IT and HR professionals to understand their work arrangements and likelihood of seeking new employment.

Empowering and Supporting Single Mothers in Higher Education

Over the past two years, the Education Design Lab, in partnership with the ECMC Foundation, piloted the Single Moms Success Design Challenge. This challenge focuses on increasing postsecondary degree attainment rates 30 percent by 2024 for single mother learners at four community colleges around the country.

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.