Hamline University Equipping First Generation Students With Services and Support

Asking for help can be daunting on a college campus—just ask any first-year student. But for those who are the first in their family to attend college and may lack the built-in familial support systems that other students might have, it may be hard to even identify who to ask. A new program at Hamline University is making it easier to know where to turn.

Discovering Hidden Barriers to Community College Enrollment and Success

When students apply to a community college, they expect enrollment to be a clear, orderly process. Unfortunately, for far too many students, it feels more like a maze, full of unknown steps, unfamiliar terminology and unexpected delays.
David Bevevino of the Education Advisory Board looks at how community college student onboarding is like a game of Chutes and Ladders—and what institutions can do to change it.

Wayne State University Taps Local Students for M.D. Talent

With the unique duality of being a top tier research institution in a socioeconomically diverse urban environment, Wayne State University believes it has the ability and the obligation to give back to its community. So WSU has tapped into a pool of underserved yet bright and promising Detroit high school scholars with its recently launched Wayne Med-Direct program.

Long Beach College Promise Is a Model for Increasing the College Pipeline on a Local Level

New ACE member Long Beach City College (LBCC) is at the forefront of a nationally recognized initiative to prepare and send the city’s students to college.

DREAMers Dream Big with Out-of-State Aid

Delaware State University (DSU), a historically black university, and Eastern Connecticut State University (Eastern) announced this month a partnership with TheDream.US that will provide scholarships to undocumented students who face barriers to attending college in their own states.

VIDEO: How Can Higher Education Lead the Conversation on Inequity?

Renu Khator, chancellor of the University of Houston System and president of UH, talks with Kent McGuire, president and CEO of the Southern Education Foundation, and Princeton Professor Marta Tienda about how higher education can increase access and lead the conversation on inequity.  

VIDEO: “If Higher Education Can’t Do Social Change Well, Who Will?”

Watch Trinity Washington University President Patricia McGuire’s Hesburgh award acceptance speech at ACE2016: For more information and a transcript of the speech, see Trinity’s website.

VIDEO: Access, Success, and Accountability

Watch Brice W. Harris, chancellor of the California Community Colleges, discuss access and accountability in the 2016 Robert H. Atwell Lecture:

Bergen Community College Program Ensures All Adults Have the Opportunity to Excel

At Bergen Community College (BCC) in New Jersey, students with intellectual disabilities are able to reach college and career milestones they never thought were possible through a new program called Garden State Pathways to Independence for Students with Intellectual Disabilities Project.

Where Have All the Low-Income Students Gone?

Since 2008, an intensive national campaign has sought to boost the number of college graduates. But low-income students are now actually much less likely to enroll in college immediately after high school than they were seven years ago, despite all of the efforts to increase their post-secondary participation. ACE’s Terry Hartle and Chris Nellum discuss this surprising and deeply troubling trend.

McDaniel College Scholarship Program Aims for Diverse Workforce

Workforce diversity and postsecondary access are both key to creating a more creative and productive workforce. That’s why McDaniel College is partnering with the Howard County Public School System to create Teachers for Tomorrow, a scholarship program aimed at increasing higher education access and affordability for low-income students and developing a more diverse workforce in Howard County.

An Employee’s Path Through the New GEDWorks

GED Testing Service announced today that it is partnering with some of the nation’s largest employers—including Walmart, KFC, Taco Bell and Southeastern Grocers—to create GEDWorks,™ a comprehensive program free for employees who want to earn their GED credential.