New Report Examines How U.S. Workers and Employers View Alternative Credentials

U.S. workers and employers increasingly recognize the value of alternative credentials, according to a new report by the Society for Human Resource Management. This research surveyed samples of 500 U.S. executives, 1,200 supervisors, 1,129 HR professionals, and 1,525 U.S. workers.

The Role of Designing Inclusive Learning and Employment Records Platforms to Address Inequity

Education, business, and government and other sectors increasingly are finding new ways to integrate digital technologies to better serve employees. A new report from Digital Promise explores how Learning and Employment Records can be used for greater equity in education and the workforce.

Removing Barriers for Students With Some College but No Degree

Today, more than 36 million individuals have completed some college but have not received their degrees. To address the barriers to completion that these students face, the Institute for Higher Education Policy launched the Degrees When Due initiative, a three-year project to help institutions reengage stopped out students.

Two New Reports Provide Insights on Enrollment Trends and Policies to Support Transfer Students

As enrollment remains a primary concern among institutional leaders, reports from the National Student Clearinghouse and the National Association of System Heads provide insight on trends in transfer enrollment and strategies for transfer student success.

New Report Highlights the Inequity in Black Women’s Experiences With Student Debt

A new report released by The Education Trust sheds light on how Black women experience student debt and offers policy suggestions to make college more affordable for future students. This report is the first in a series of four reports forthcoming from The Education Trust using data from the National Black Student Debt study.

New Brief Sheds Light on the Challenges Facing Native College Students, Urges More Support

A new brief from the Hunt Institute presents the current landscape for Native students in U.S. higher education, the need for more interventions to ensure their success, and recommendations for future action.

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.

Report Looks at Impact of Emergency Micro-Grants on Student Success

The challenges higher education institutions face in retaining students and guiding them toward degree completion are well documented, with many institutions providing resources, staffing, and services dedicated to ensuring a smooth path to completion. Ithaka S+R recently released a report analyzing a retention grant program designed to provide emergency financial aid to students with an immediate need.

New Report Examines Demand for Degree Programs

EducationDynamics recently released the 2022 edition of its annual report on the demand for degree programs among college students and the labor market. The report analyzed over 3,000 degree and certificate programs offered by more than 300 accredited colleges and universities across the country.

How Higher Education Institutions Can Address the Needs of Adult Learners

A recent report offers insights about challenges faced by adult learners and how postsecondary institutions can address them.

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.