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.

Faces of Dreamers: Marco Ortiz Sanchez, University of California, Irvine

Growing up in San Diego, Marco Ortiz Sanchez slept in blankets on the floor—his family didn’t own any mattresses. He came to this country with his parents when he was just six months old and is now a sophomore business administration major at the University of California, Irvine.

Report Shows Educational and Economic Impact of HBCUs

A recent report released by the United Negro College Fund examines enrollment and graduate outcomes at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). According to the report, HBCUs make up only 3 percent of all postsecondary institutions and 8.5 percent of the nation’s four-year institutions, but graduate about one-third of all Black STEM degree seekers and one-quarter of Black bachelor’s degree seekers overall.

Erasing the Community College Stigma

ACE’s Jon Turk argues that community colleges are the solution to many of the challenges we face around higher education affordability, access, and success. But how do we convince students and families of their value?

Digital Tool Examines State Financial Aid Programs Across the Nation

The Education Commission of the States recently published a resource tool that examines the two largest financial aid programs offered in each state.

Reports Look at the Growth of Liberal Arts at Community Colleges

Reports: Humanities and Liberal Arts Education Across America’s Colleges: How Much Is There? Humanities and Liberal Arts Education at Community College: How It Affects Transfer and Four-Year College Outcomes Source: Community College Research Center A new report from the Community College Research Center (CCRC) found that enrollment in humanities courses at community colleges has increased… Read more »

Report Looks at Who Defaults on Student Loans and Why

A new report released by The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) discusses overall student loan delinquency and default rates, and which students are more likely to struggle with loan repayment.

Resources for K-12 Leaders to Improve College and Career Readiness for Underserved Students

The Education Trust-West recently released a compilation of resources to support the college and career readiness of underserved K-12 students.

CUPA-HR Reports Status of Staff Employment and Wages in Higher Education

The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) recently released this year’s edition of their Staff in Higher Education Annual Report.

Federal Research Funding for Colleges and Universities: The Role of Indirect Costs

To help you talk about the importance of funding indirect research costs with your members of Congress and campus community, this short video charts the relationship between colleges and universities and federal research agencies and the very necessary expenses that often fall under the “indirect cost” umbrella.

Study Finds a College Degree Remains a Solid Investment

A new study from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows that individuals who earn a bachelor’s degrees tend to earn a substantial wage premium in the labor market over those with just a high school diploma, concluding there is no doubt about the value of a college education.

New Report: Declining International Student Enrollment and Its Impact on the Nation

A recent report from NAFSA: Association of International Educators highlights the decline in international student enrollment and how continued declines can impact the economy and foreign relations.