Guideposts for the COVID-19 Learning Transition

COVID-19 is pressing millions of students and faculty into an experiment in teaching and learning that has implications for a new form of college-going that may transform our understanding of higher education. ACE’s Louis Soares writes that our knowledge of how students learn can help us figure out how to move forward.

Value of Prior Learning Assessment Policies for Colleges

A recent report from the Association of Community College Trustees highlights the impact of prior learning assessment (PLA) policies for colleges.

Examining the Disparities in High School Diplomas

Using New York’s 2018-19 high school graduation rate data, a policy brief published by the New York Equity Coalition examines how the use of alternative “4+1” diploma pathways may lead to disparities in students’ access to advanced opportunities.

Why do Black College Graduates Have a Lower Homeownership Rate?

The Urban Institute released a study examining the gap in homeownership rates between Black and White communities in the United States.

Access and Equity Gaps in Educational and Job Training for Incarcerated Adults

A recent study by New America reveals considerable equity gaps in access to postsecondary education and job training programs for incarcerated adults.

Comprehensive Support Programs Boost Community College Completion Rates

MDRC’s recent study suggests that comprehensive support programs boosted community college completion rates in Ohio.

Indigenous Perspectives on Native Student Challenges in Higher Education

Success for Native American students requires that higher education be responsive to the unique values, needs, and perspective each student brings to campus. Robin Zape-tah-hol-ah Minthorn gives a primer on where colleges and universities can begin.

The Public and Private Benefits of Education

As part of their Trends in Higher Education series, the College Board recently released a new brief focused on individual and societal benefits of education.

Trends in Student (Loan) Persistence

The Urban Institute has published a new report on the lingering student loan debt held by borrowers.

Understanding Why Students Leave College

A recent report by Strada Education Network examines why people leave college and how to encourage these former students to re-enroll.

African American Borrowers Face Student Loan Crisis

Using recently released data from the U.S. Department of Education, a new brief from the Center for American Progress highlights the student loan crisis facing African American borrowers.

Using U.S. Census Bureau Data to Measure Student Success

A recent report by the Institute of Higher Education Policy offers a solution to the issue of providing accurate and timely information on national student earnings.