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.

Resources Designed for International Students Could Also Help First-Generation Students

Campus support services for international students and first-generation students are usually separated, based on the assumption that these two groups of students have different needs. But are there benefits to joint programs?

Commitment to “Culture of Continuous Improvement” Needed to Make Data Work to Improve Student Outcomes

The Institute for College Access and Success has published a report that attempts to understand how colleges and universities can best drive student success through data and evidence.

Video: Catharine Bond Hill​ Delivers 2019 Atwell Plenary Address

Catharine “Cappy” Bond Hill, president emerita of Vassar College (NY) and managing director at ITHAKA S&R delivers the Robert H. Atwell Plenary address at ACE2019.

ACE2019: Ensuring the Success of Men of Color

ACE Vice President Lorelle Espinosa moderated a panel during ACE2019 on “Ensuring the Success of Men of Color: Lessons from Two Statewide Consortia,” featuring panelists Juan Sánchez Muñoz, president of the University of Houston, Downtown; Victor Sáenz, department chair and associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin; and William Franklin, vice president of student affairs for California State University, Dominguez Hills.

ACE2019: Creating Programs for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

This panel explored the range of programs for students with intellectual disabilities and highlighted the institutional support necessary to make these programs a success.

New From NCES: What Parents and Students Expect for Highest Education Level

The National Center for Education Statistics has released a new brief discussing how parent and student educational expectations have changed over time.

Student Initiative Makes Sure a Generation of Refugees Receives an Education

The No Lost Generation Student Initiative founded at George Washington University aims to ensure that a generation of displaced youth is not deprived of the universal right to education.

Paper Finds Tuition-Free Promise Programs Reduce Income Gaps in College Choice

A recent National Bureau of Economic Research working paper focused on the effect of a targeted, tuition-free promise on college choices of high-achieving, low-income students in Michigan.

ACE at 100: Supporting College Access and Diversity

Achieving equitable access to college for communities of color and recognizing and protecting institutional autonomy and freedom to construct a diverse campus that generates educational benefits for its students have been critical goals for ACE throughout its history.