Study Demonstrates the Return on Investment of Enrolling in a Public Four-Year College in Georgia

A new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research examines how enrolling at a public four-year university impacts degree attainment and income earning outcomes among Georgia students.

Higher Education Will Be Forced to Do This Recession Differently, and That’s a Good Thing

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we can expect a surge in demand for higher education that will disproportionately come from post-traditional students. To respond, colleges and universities must swiftly adapt by broadening their view of learning.

We Need to Talk About Learning Continuity

Amid all the transitions that students and colleges will be going through in the coming months, we need to start experimenting with new tools and practices—like blockchain—that hold the potential to equitably safeguard, verify, and share learning no matter where it happens, writes ACE’s Louis Soares.

Equity in Career AND Technical Education

MDRC has published a brief following a review of community college Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.

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.