State of Higher Education Report Offers Insights on Pandemic-Related Disruptions to Higher Education

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused substantial disruption in higher education, creating challenges for both institutions and students. Gallup, in partnership with Lumina Foundation, has released its 2022 State of Higher Education Report, which demonstrates the impact of these challenges while informing how colleges and universities might leverage their position to reskill adults for future career pathways.

Report Looks at Impact of Emergency Micro-Grants on Student Success

The challenges higher education institutions face in retaining students and guiding them toward degree completion are well documented, with many institutions providing resources, staffing, and services dedicated to ensuring a smooth path to completion. Ithaka S+R recently released a report analyzing a retention grant program designed to provide emergency financial aid to students with an immediate need.

New Report Examines Demand for Degree Programs

EducationDynamics recently released the 2022 edition of its annual report on the demand for degree programs among college students and the labor market. The report analyzed over 3,000 degree and certificate programs offered by more than 300 accredited colleges and universities across the country.

How Higher Education Institutions Can Address the Needs of Adult Learners

A recent report offers insights about challenges faced by adult learners and how postsecondary institutions can address them.

Data Suggest a Possible Increase in Student Loan Delinquencies Once Forbearance Ends

A new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York predicts that Direct Loan holders may have difficulty in repaying their loans once forbearance ends, given the experience during the pandemic.

NASPA Report Explores the Future of Student Affairs

Student affairs practitioners play a critical role in supporting the holistic needs of students. As the future of the higher education workforce remains on the minds of administrators, NASPA has released a report to inform the direction of the student affairs profession.

New Report Assesses Cultural Competence at the United States Coast Guard Academy

Over the last year, the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) has conducted research to assess the cultural competence of cadets, faculty, and staff at the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA). This research was mandated by the Coast Guard Academy Improvement Act, part of the National Defense Authorization Act.

Insights From Community College Leaders on Recruiting, Enrolling, and Supporting Students During COVID-19 and Beyond

A new report offers insights about community and technical colleges’ priorities and opportunities during and after the continued COVID-19 pandemic, focusing particularly on the recruitment, enrollment, and completion of students at these institutions.

Report Looks at Quality of Work/Life for Adjunct Faculty

The challenges facing adjunct faculty in higher education are well-documented, particularly as adjunct labor plays an important role in course instruction and student advising. A February 2022 report by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) provides an update to a 2020 report examining the adjunct workforce in higher education.

Excelencia Releases Annual Analysis of Institutions and Programs That Serve Latino Students

Using the most recent publicly available data from the National Center on Education Statistics, Excelencia in Education released their annual analysis of institutions that enroll and graduate Latino students.

What Is the Return on Investment for Higher Education?

The Bipartisan Policy Center has released a new report on the return on investment (ROI) for higher education institutions. Expanding on the prior studies, this report estimated ROIs for 3,349 higher institutions in the United States, by comparing students’ earnings after graduation—their college earning premium—and the costs of attending that institution.

Recent Data Show Increase in College Completion Rates

The 10th report in the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center Completing College series offers insights about college completion rates for students who graduated high school and started college in 2015.