Research Brief: Program Success at Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions

A Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions research brief discusses insights from four program directors to support others along the various stages of the Higher Education Opportunity Act’s Title III AANAPISI grant timeline.

New From NCES: What Parents and Students Expect for Highest Education Level

The National Center for Education Statistics has released a new brief discussing how parent and student educational expectations have changed over time.

Education Commission of the States Releases Policy Snapshot of Career and Technical Education

A report released this month by the Education Commission of the States highlights recent state legislation enacted to prepare secondary students for postsecondary programs in career and technical education.

GAO Report Highlights Food Insecurity Among College Students

In response to a 2017 request from Senate Democrats at the behest of Bunker Hill Community College, the U.S. Government Accountability Office launched a study to better understand food insecurity among college students.

Increasing Representation of Underrepresented Groups Among STEM Faculty Members

Just as important as creating interest in STEM among students is achieving a more diverse STEM faculty. Having more role models can help students better imagine a similar career trajectory for themselves. Suzanna Rose of Florida International University looks at how institutions can pursue equity and representation among their faculty.

APLU Report Finds Minorities Lack Representation in Engineering Education

A recent report written by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities used data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System to examine the racial, ethnic, and gender diversity in engineering education in the United States.

Faces of Dreamers: Jin Park, Rhodes Scholar

Jin Park is a senior at Harvard University and the first DACA recipient to receive a Rhodes Scholarship.

NASEM Report Shows How MSIs Can Strengthen STEM Workforce

Results of the widely anticipated National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report, Minority Serving Institutions: America’s Underutilized Resource for Strengthening the STEM Workforce, reveal a range of actions to strengthen STEM programs and degree attainment at minority serving institutions.

EAB Publishes Fast Facts About First-Generation Students

EAB has compiled a list of facts about first-generation students in the United States that draws from recently published research.

Paper Finds Tuition-Free Promise Programs Reduce Income Gaps in College Choice

A recent National Bureau of Economic Research working paper focused on the effect of a targeted, tuition-free promise on college choices of high-achieving, low-income students in Michigan.

Study Examines Developmental Education Policies by State

A recent study conducted by the Education Commission of the States used a set of questions to identify state- and system-level policies that exist within each state that impact specific aspects of developmental education assessment and placement in postsecondary education.

The Rise of Mental Health on College Campuses: Protecting the Emotional Health of Our Nation’s College Students

Nance Roy, chief clinical officer of the Jed Foundation, provides action steps to support emotional well-being and reduce suicide and substance abuse for college students.