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.

HSIs Are Narrowing Racial Gaps for Latinx Students

Hispanic student enrollment in higher education has doubled in the last decade. Where are these students going, what do they need, and how do Hispanic-serving Institutions (HSIs) fit into the equation? On Episode 03 of dotEDU, John Aguilar of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and our hosts explore those issues and more.

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.

Mapping College Attainment

A recent article and accompanying interactive map by the Center for American Progress highlights the postsecondary attainment rates for racial and ethnic groups across the nation, as well as the gaps that exist for people of color.

Erasing the Community College Stigma

ACE’s Jon Turk argues that community colleges are the solution to many of the challenges we face around higher education affordability, access, and success. But how do we convince students and families of their value?

New Brief Looks at Challenges Faced by College Students Who Are Parents

A recent report by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research identifies the realities of parents who are pursuing a postsecondary education. Findings reveal that about one in five, or 3.8 million students are raising children while enrolled in college.

A Dream Pursued, A Dream Fulfilled: How a College Degree Can Transform Lives

As College Signing Day approaches, we cheer on the high school students who have decided to immediately continue on to college. And we also celebrate the millions of adults joining them, whose lives have taken various paths since graduating high school.

Lumina Tracks Progress Toward 60 Percent Degree Attainment Goal

The Lumina Foundation has released this year’s edition of their A Stronger Nation report, tracking progress toward their goal of 60 percent of adults holding a high-quality postsecondary credential.

Video: Students Take the Stage at ACE2019

During the ACE2019 closing plenary, a student panel moderated by John B. King Jr. discussed a “human-centered” approach to designing public policy and institutional practice from the bottom up to enhance student outcomes. Two of the students on that panel also received the 2018 ACE Students of the Year Award: Sophia Norcott and Brendyn Melugin.

ACE2019: Creating, Calculating, and Communicating the Value of Higher Education

In the ACE2019 session “The Three Cs: Creating, Calculating, and Communicating the Value of Higher Education,” panelists discussed how a commitment to instructional quality generates educational, financial, and reputational value. They asserted that we create value for our students every time they experience powerful teaching and learning and, upon graduation, send into the world champions of our value.