Student Engagement Steadily Increasing

Results from the spring 2019 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) suggest positive increases in student engagement on campuses nationally.

Comprehensive Support Programs Boost Community College Completion Rates

MDRC’s recent study suggests that comprehensive support programs boosted community college completion rates in Ohio.

Understanding Why Students Leave College

A recent report by Strada Education Network examines why people leave college and how to encourage these former students to re-enroll.

For Veterans Without Degrees Additional Certification Offers Benefits/Hope

A new Strada Education Network report captures the responses of about 30,000 veterans ages 18 to 64 on their educational experiences and attitudes. The report also details education outcomes and the benefits and challenges faced by veterans with a sub-baccalaureate certificate.

Making Informed Decisions in College

A report published by Complete College America documents the scope and implementation of the Purpose First strategy—an initiative aimed to help students identify a clear academic path, build early momentum, and make informed decisions about courses and careers throughout the their college journey.

One Size Does Not Fit All: Rural Communities in 2019

The American Communities Project (ACP) has released a new report examining the geographic, demographic, and socioeconomic variation of rural communities in the United Stated as of 2019, including in postsecondary educational attainment.

United States Education at a Glance 2019: Where Do We Stand in the World?

recent report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) provides international comparisons on how education systems are structured and funded and are performing in 36 OECD member countries.

The State of Science and Engineering in Higher Education

The National Science Board has released their annual Higher Education in Science and Engineering Report, which provides information on the state of science and engineering (S&E) across the United States.

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.

NCES Outlines Preliminary Educational and Employment Experiences of Recent Graduates

A report recently released by the National Center for Educational Statistics discusses the preliminary findings on employment and educational outcomes of bachelor’s degree recipients participating in the 2016/17 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study.

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.

Report: Is the University Next Door the Way to Upward Mobility?

The American Enterprise Institute investigated factors that might explain such variation in mobility rates in their latest report, “Is the University Next Door the Way to Upward Mobility?” Taking a specific look at comprehensive universities, public institutions that primarily enroll students who live near the campus, AEI reveals upward mobility ranges from around 30 percent to over 70 percent at competitive schools and less selective schools.