A Close Look at Higher Education Enrollment in Fall 2023

The National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) continues to provide up-to-date enrollment trends to highlight disparities in pandemic recovery across differing student and institutional characteristics. The NSC’s latest report encapsulates comprehensive data concerning 9.6 million students, both undergraduate and graduate, reported by approximately 1,500 academic institutions.

What Should Institutions Be Focusing On to Recruit “Generation Pandemic”?

The Education Advisory Board (EAB) has released a new paper that provides insights on how the pandemic has changed college searches and recruitment for “Gen P,” the generation of students whose college decisions were impacted by their pandemic experience.

The Impact of COVID-19 Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress passed three pieces of legislation that granted a total of $76 million to the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). The Department of Education recently released a report detailing how this money was spent as well as the impact these funds had on student success and helping colleges and universities stay financially afloat.

New Report Shows Student and Institutional Benefits of Emergency Grant Programs

The Heckscher Foundation for Children commissioned a study of the State University of New York (SUNY) Student Emergency Fund (SEF), a program designed to increase student persistence by “providing emergency aid to low-income students who are experiencing temporary setbacks.”

Guidelines for Continuing or Changing Campus Vaccine Requirements

The American College Health Association (ACHA) recently released a brief on what colleges and universities might consider when continuing or revising their campus vaccine requirements.

Understanding Workers’ Professional and Educational Transitions During the Pandemic

The authors of a new report explain “The Great Resignation” as “a collective desire on the part of the American workforce for more rewarding or meaningful work.” However, they argue that the record-breaking number of resignations, retirements, and overall professional transitions were slowly building over the course of 10 years rather than a sudden mass exodus.

New Report Evaluates Student and Campus Experiences With Federal COVID Relief Funding

For their analysis, NASFAA, NASPA, and HCM Strategists surveyed both students and practitioners on their experiences with the three round of funding under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. They also compared the experiences of those at minority-serving institutions and non-MSIs.

The Impact of COVID-19 on College and University Students Who Self-Injure: Risks and Strategies for Mitigation

Over the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant effect on student wellbeing. One area of particular concern is the impact of the pandemic on non-suicidal self-injury. What can we do to address the increased risk?

State of Higher Education Report Offers Insights on Pandemic-Related Disruptions to Higher Education

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused substantial disruption in higher education, creating challenges for both institutions and students. Gallup, in partnership with Lumina Foundation, has released its 2022 State of Higher Education Report, which demonstrates the impact of these challenges while informing how colleges and universities might leverage their position to reskill adults for future career pathways.

Data Suggest a Possible Increase in Student Loan Delinquencies Once Forbearance Ends

A new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York predicts that Direct Loan holders may have difficulty in repaying their loans once forbearance ends, given the experience during the pandemic.

NASPA Report Explores the Future of Student Affairs

Student affairs practitioners play a critical role in supporting the holistic needs of students. As the future of the higher education workforce remains on the minds of administrators, NASPA has released a report to inform the direction of the student affairs profession.

Insights From Community College Leaders on Recruiting, Enrolling, and Supporting Students During COVID-19 and Beyond

A new report offers insights about community and technical colleges’ priorities and opportunities during and after the continued COVID-19 pandemic, focusing particularly on the recruitment, enrollment, and completion of students at these institutions.