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.

Alleviate Student Loan Defaults With Income-Driven Repayment Plans (IDRs)

With the pause on student loan repayments ending soon, a new report looks at the advantages of income-driven repayment plans for borrowers.

Declines in Faculty Diversity During the Great Recession: Lessons for Faculty Hiring During COVID-19 and Other Crises

A recently published article offers insights on how times of crisis impact faculty diversity related to gender, but in particular race and ethnicity.

New SHEEO Report Sheds Light on the Variation of State Authorization Processes in the U.S.

A new report sponsored by the State Higher Education Officers Association (SHEEO) and Arnold Ventures explores and analyzes the role that state authorization plays in ensuring postsecondary educational quality and public accountability within the U.S.

Exploring the Paradox: New Report Analyzes Equity Gaps in Credit Completion for Adult Learners

The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) recently released a new brief that investigated the gaps in equity surrounding prior learning assessment/credit for prior learning (PLA/CPL) for Black and lower-income adult students’ credential completion.

U.S. Undergraduate Enrollment Declines From Fall 2019 to Fall 2020

er insights on enrollment patterns from fall of 2019 to fall of 2020 for particular U.S. regions, locales, and states.

New Report Finds That More Education Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Higher Earnings

Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce recently released a report demonstrating more education does not always mean higher earnings for graduates.

New Research Offers a Framework for Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Student Parents

With over 20 percent of total undergraduate students identifying as student parents, new research from the JED Foundation and Ascend at the Aspen Institute offers specific recommendations for supporting these individuals in their academic pursuits.

Exposing the Gap: Addressing Funding Disparities for HBCUs

The Century Foundation recently released a report that draws attention to the historical and systemic lineage of public underfunding for historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

New Report Finds Students May Not View ‘Test Optional’ as Optional

In a recent report, the Common App highlighted the shift in test score reporting rates and the variance across communities and student subgroups.

Why Do Rural Students Remain Underrepresented in Higher Education? A New Article Tackles Research, Practice, and Policy Around Rural College Access

A recently published review of research on rural college access offers policy and practice implications to support rural student college enrollment.