Brief Highlights Value of Building Multifaceted Student Support Programs

A new brief from MRDC discusses the value of multifaceted student support programs to address college completion barriers and improve graduation rates.

Stranded, But Not Forgotten: New Report Addresses Institutional Debt and its Impact on Students

ITHAKA S+R recently released an in-depth descriptive qualitative report that highlighted and probed the experiences of both students and staff surrounding the concept of stranded credits.

Analysis Finds Doubling Pell Grant Maximum Award Would Reduce Student Debt

An analysis by the Gender Equity Policy Institute finds doubling the maximum annual Pell Grant amount would reduce student debt, on average, by at least half for eligible recipients.

New Urban Institute Report Offers Solutions to Challenges in Federal Accountability Metrics Resulting from COVID-19

A new report from the Urban Institute examines the pandemic’s impact on current federal accountability metrics, highlighting possible variances in these metrics resulting from the pause in student loan repayments.

Webinar: Navigating a Challenging Legal Landscape for Diversity and Equity in STEMM+

The American Association for the Advancement of Science and Education Counsel are hosting a free convening Oct. 12 to release new resources on accelerating the attainment of diversity and equity in STEMM (including medical) and other areas.

New Report Demonstrates Pandemic’s Impact on Transfer Enrollment

As COVID-19 continues to affect higher education, National Student Clearinghouse has released a new report outlining the pandemic’s effect on student transfer and mobility.

New Resource Aims to Improve Student Success, Job Outlook for Post-Traditional Learners

A new resource from the Education Strategy Group (ESG) seeks to equip institution and state leaders to better support post-traditional students as competing challenges, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and labor market demands, impact adult-learner success.

Applications for the 2022 Active Minds Healthy Campus Award Are Live

Applications are open now through October 15, 2021, for the 2022 Active Minds Healthy Campus Award.

Supporting Distressed Communities by Strengthening Regional Public Universities: A Federal Policy Proposal

A report from Brookings’ Metropolitan Policy Program outlines a new proposal demonstrating the value of federal investment in regional public universities (RPUs) during economic recovery.

Moving from Words to Action

NASPA and NADOHE recently released a content analysis of racial justice statements made by 300 colleges and universities following the murder of George Floyd.

New CUPA-HR Report Shows Decreases in Higher Ed Staff Workforce During COVID-19
CUPA-HR recently released results from its annual report on staff in higher education. The report includes key data on staff demographics, trends in salaries, and changes to the workforce over the first year of the pandemic. 
College Enrollment and Retention in the Era of COVID

College Board released a report this month to understand the impact of COVID-19 on college enrollment and retention among recent high school graduates.