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.

How Institutions Can Successfully Develop or Evolve Online Programs to Meet Student Needs

A recent study conducted by McKinsey & Company explores students’ perspectives on incorporating online experiences into the learning process. The study offers valuable recommendations for institutions seeking to enhance existing programs or expand them to effectively address their students’ needs

How Colleges and Universities Can Support Student Parents’ Mental Health

Student parents comprise over 20 percent of today’s college-going population; however, they face substantial barriers to their persistence and degree completion, including mental health challenges. In their new publication, Ascend at The Aspen Institute and The Jed Foundation (JED) present the culmination of their three-year partnership focused on improving higher education’s understanding and support of student parents’ mental health and emotional well-being.

National Student Clearinghouse Research Center Releases Spring Enrollment Estimate Report

The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center has released a new report that provides comprehensive enrollment data at the national level, including estimates for different degree levels, institutional sectors, enrollment intensity, age groups, gender, major fields, and state-level enrollment figures.

The Impact College Closures Have on Student Success

The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) has released the second of three reports as part of a research collaboration between SHEEO and the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

Adjusting the Federal “Satisfactory Academic Progress” Policy to Better Serve Students

College students who lose financial aid eligibility due to satisfactory academic progress (SAP) criteria face significant financial barriers to continuing in or returning to higher education. A new brief from Higher Learning Advocates explains how SAP can negatively impact certain populations of students.

Surgeon General Issues Advisory on Individual and Community Mental and Physical Health

The Office of the U.S. Surgeon General has released an advisory on the healing effects of community, emphasizing the importance of social connection for individual and community health and the negative consequences when this connection is lacking.