State Support of Higher Education Provides Short- and Long-Term Student Benefits

A new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reinforces the value of state support in producing positive outcomes for public college students. The study analyzes the financial outcomes for two-year and four-year students up to their mid-30s.

Study Demonstrates the Return on Investment of Enrolling in a Public Four-Year College in Georgia

A new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research examines how enrolling at a public four-year university impacts degree attainment and income earning outcomes among Georgia students.

Guideposts for the COVID-19 Learning Transition

COVID-19 is pressing millions of students and faculty into an experiment in teaching and learning that has implications for a new form of college-going that may transform our understanding of higher education. ACE’s Louis Soares writes that our knowledge of how students learn can help us figure out how to move forward.

Exploring the Future of Teaching and Learning

A report published by EDUCAUSE examines major trends, new technologies, and emerging practices that might shape the future of teaching and learning.

Student Engagement Steadily Increasing

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

Examining the Disparities in High School Diplomas

Using New York’s 2018-19 high school graduation rate data, a policy brief published by the New York Equity Coalition examines how the use of alternative “4+1” diploma pathways may lead to disparities in students’ access to advanced opportunities.

How Are Working Students Doing in College?

The Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University recently released a report on how socioeconomic and work status affect students’ academic and career outcomes.

How Community College Students Benefit from Accelerated Study Programs

The Institute of Education Sciences has released a new report on Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) and their impact on community college students.

Meeting Students Where They Are

A new report from the Institute of Higher Education Policy proposes several strategies to address issues of college access and success for students in rural communities.

Report Finds Bipartisan Consensus on Areas of Higher Education Accountability

The American Enterprise Institute and Third Way recently released the results of a survey examining the views of higher education experts on accountability, identifying areas of agreement and disagreement between partisan groups.

Moneyball for Higher Education: How Federal Leaders Can Use Data and Evidence to Improve Student Outcomes

Moneyball for Higher Education, a new report recently released by Results for America, is rooted in the strategic use of data to better help students succeed. Authors James Kvaal and John Bridgeland present three major themes on how data and evidence can be used to help students learn and graduate.

Connections Between Instructional Quality, Student Outcomes and Institutional Finances

During a packed Sunday morning session at ACE2017, three panelists discussed the critical connections between effective classroom instruction, improved student outcomes and institutional efficiency. The session was part of a collaboration between ACE and Strada Education Network to produce research, white papers, and a quality framework on the topic.