Report Examines How High School Students and Parents Perceive Public College Cost

A new Stats in Brief report published by the National Center for Education Statistics describes how high school students and their parents perceive the cost of one year at an in-state public four-year college.

Report Shows State Funding for Higher Education Has Not Bounced Back Since Recession

In a newly released report, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities finds that a decade after the Great Recession hit, state spending on public colleges and universities remains well below historical levels.

Ed Trust Report Provides Framework for Equitable Free College Programs

A new Education Trust report responds to the recent wave of state “free college” programs with an equity-minded critique of free-college programs’ designs.

Analysis Traces Trends in Graduate Student Debt by Race and Ethnicity

Robert Kelchen, an assistant professor at Seton Hall University, recently wrote a blog post using the newly released NPSAS:16 data investigating graduate student debt by race and ethnicity.

New Analysis Reinforces the Racial Disparities of Student Debt

The recent release of the 2015-16 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study has very quickly raised concern and alarm around which students face the largest debt burdens.

SHEEO Report Tracks State Higher Education Finance for FY 2017

The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association recently released their annual State Higher Education Finance report for fiscal year 2017. It found that for the first time, public institutions in most states depend on tuition over appropriations.

Southern New Hampshire University, Other Institutions Commit to Helping DACA Students Afford College

Southern New Hampshire University is one of the latest higher education institutions to dedicate resources toward helping undocumented students, by promising to provide 1,000 students protected under DACA with full scholarships to pursue bachelor’s or associate’s degrees over the next five years.

Century Foundation Report Explores Future of Statewide College Promise Programs

A report released by the Century Foundation categorizes and investigates different choices in designing Promise programs in different states, along with challenges and opportunities created by each choice.

ACE2018: Public Policy Pop-Up

ACE Senior Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs Terry Hartle sat down with Purdue University President Mitch Daniels to talk about some of the economic and policy issues facing higher education—from student debt and rising tuition costs to the value of higher education, among others.

Demos Think Tank Releases Report on Rising College Prices and the New American Student

Demos, a New York-based public policy think tank, released a report focusing on the affordability and funding issues in public colleges across the 50 states, and among racially diverse college student populations.

Live Like a Student: UNI’s Financial Literacy Strategy Reduces Student Debt

The University of Northern Iowa has decreased student debt upon graduation by an average of $3,300 per borrower since 2010. President Mark Nook discusses the cornerstone of that success—Live Like a Student, the university’s counseling and financial literacy program.

College Board Releases 2017 Trends in Higher Education Reports

The College Board this week released its updated Trends in Higher Education reports for 2017. These annual reports provide updated data on college pricing and student aid.