The Expanding Affordability Gap at State Flagship Institutions

A new report released by the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) examines affordability at state flagship institutions.

New Tuition Model at Hiram College Offers Educational, Career, and Financial Benefits

Calls for U.S. colleges and universities to develop more relevant curricula, pave the college-to-career pathway, and offer affordable degrees are growing in strength and number. President Lori Varlotta discusses the latest innovations at Hiram College to respond to these needs.

New College Board Service Provides Additional Admissions, Student Advising Resources

The College Board’s new Landscape service will be in wider use during the 2019-20 admissions cycle, the organization announced last month.

Lifting Up Men of Color in Higher Ed

In the latest episode of dotEDU, Victor Saenz talks about his work as part of the Project MALES (Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Success) Student Fellows Mentoring Program at the University of Texas at Austin – a research and mentoring project focused on learning about and supporting Latino men in the Central Texas community.

Closing the College Success Gap for Low-income Students

Listen to the inaugural episode of dotEDU, ACE’s new podcast. Co-hosts Jon Fansmith and Lorelle Espinosa talk with Jim McCorkell about College Possible’s flagship initiative—an intensive curriculum of coaching and support to help low-income students enroll in college—as well as the newer Catalyze Program, which supports student persistence and success directly on college campuses.

Improving Postsecondary Access for Rural America

A recent brief by the National Conference of State Legislatures discusses how colleges and universities can help improve postsecondary access and completion for rural communities in the United States.

Report Provides Guidance on Financial Aid Programs and Federal Nondiscrimination Law

A recent report released by the College Board, Education Counsel, and the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators provides guidance on how institutions can design and implement scholarship and financial aid programs that improve the outcomes of students from diverse backgrounds in legally sustainable ways.

Report Looks at Who Defaults on Student Loans and Why

A new report released by The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) discusses overall student loan delinquency and default rates, and which students are more likely to struggle with loan repayment.

Resources for K-12 Leaders to Improve College and Career Readiness for Underserved Students

The Education Trust-West recently released a compilation of resources to support the college and career readiness of underserved K-12 students.

New Report: Education Deserts Limit Educational Opportunity

Third Way recently published a report by Nick Hillman that discusses how geography influences postsecondary educational opportunities. According to the report, 24 percent of the nation’s 124 commuting zones are education deserts: geographic locations where residents have little-to-no access to nearby public colleges.

Research Identifies Who Benefits From Non-Degree Credentials

A recent report by Strada Education Network and Gallup discusses employment, income, and other differences among those with a certificate or certification, but no degree, compared with those lacking a postsecondary credential.

University of Baltimore Program Offers Human Services Degree to Incarcerated People

The Second Chance College Program at the University of Baltimore (UB) provides access to higher education to incarcerated individuals at the Jessup Correctional Institution in Maryland, with the aim to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for educational and employment success.