U.S. Undergraduate Enrollment Declines From Fall 2019 to Fall 2020

er insights on enrollment patterns from fall of 2019 to fall of 2020 for particular U.S. regions, locales, and states.

New Report Finds That More Education Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Higher Earnings

Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce recently released a report demonstrating more education does not always mean higher earnings for graduates.

New Research Offers a Framework for Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Student Parents

With over 20 percent of total undergraduate students identifying as student parents, new research from the JED Foundation and Ascend at the Aspen Institute offers specific recommendations for supporting these individuals in their academic pursuits.

Exposing the Gap: Addressing Funding Disparities for HBCUs

The Century Foundation recently released a report that draws attention to the historical and systemic lineage of public underfunding for historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

New Report Finds Students May Not View ‘Test Optional’ as Optional

In a recent report, the Common App highlighted the shift in test score reporting rates and the variance across communities and student subgroups.

Why Do Rural Students Remain Underrepresented in Higher Education? A New Article Tackles Research, Practice, and Policy Around Rural College Access

A recently published review of research on rural college access offers policy and practice implications to support rural student college enrollment.

Brief Highlights Value of Building Multifaceted Student Support Programs

A new brief from MRDC discusses the value of multifaceted student support programs to address college completion barriers and improve graduation rates.

Stranded, But Not Forgotten: New Report Addresses Institutional Debt and its Impact on Students

ITHAKA S+R recently released an in-depth descriptive qualitative report that highlighted and probed the experiences of both students and staff surrounding the concept of stranded credits.

Analysis Finds Doubling Pell Grant Maximum Award Would Reduce Student Debt

An analysis by the Gender Equity Policy Institute finds doubling the maximum annual Pell Grant amount would reduce student debt, on average, by at least half for eligible recipients.

New Urban Institute Report Offers Solutions to Challenges in Federal Accountability Metrics Resulting from COVID-19

A new report from the Urban Institute examines the pandemic’s impact on current federal accountability metrics, highlighting possible variances in these metrics resulting from the pause in student loan repayments.

Webinar: Navigating a Challenging Legal Landscape for Diversity and Equity in STEMM+

The American Association for the Advancement of Science and Education Counsel are hosting a free convening Oct. 12 to release new resources on accelerating the attainment of diversity and equity in STEMM (including medical) and other areas.

New Report Demonstrates Pandemic’s Impact on Transfer Enrollment

As COVID-19 continues to affect higher education, National Student Clearinghouse has released a new report outlining the pandemic’s effect on student transfer and mobility.