Do Neighborhoods Matter for College Graduation?

A recent article in Sociology of Education examines how living in a disadvantaged neighborhood affects college graduation, highlighting variations across different racial and ethnic and socioeconomic groups.

Recent Trends in Student Loan Debt

A report published by TICAS documents recent trends in student loan debt based on data from students who graduated from public and private nonprofit four-year colleges in 2018.

The American College Health Association to Hold Leadership Summit on College Mental Health

The American College Health Association (ACHA) will hold a leadership and innovation summit called “Inspiring Hope & Real Solutions to Address College Mental Health and Well-Being” Oct. 23 at the Marriott Hotel in College Park, Maryland.

Let’s Talk About Race: An Interview With Beverly Daniel Tatum

In March 2019, ACE held a plenary session at its 101st Annual Meeting called “Talking About Race” featuring Beverly Daniel Tatum and Robin DiAngelo candidly discussing the role of race in the United States. In this followup conversation, Tatum expands on the role of race in higher education and how we can build more inclusive institutions.

Are More Colleges Closing? (Spoiler Alert: Probably Not)

There is no doubt that colleges and universities in demographically challenged states are facing serious headwinds. Yet, stories suggesting that colleges are closing more frequently than they did before don’t withstand a careful examination of the data.

Tribal College and University Alumni Community Engagement

The American Indian College Fund, in partnership with Gallup, has published a study examining attitudes, experiences, and beliefs of alumni of Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) when compared with their peers.

The State of Science and Engineering in Higher Education

The National Science Board has released their annual Higher Education in Science and Engineering Report, which provides information on the state of science and engineering (S&E) across the United States.

New Survey Highlights What Americans Think About Higher Education

New America has released its most recent version of the Varying Degrees Survey that describes how Americans perceive higher education in 2019.

Webinar Addresses How to Manage Academic Programs for Minors

The National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) is offering a webinar Sept. 25 on the “Legal and Practical Risks in Providing Academic Experiences for Minors.”

GAO Report Criticizes “Fix” to the Temporary Expansion of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

GAO released a new report this week criticizing a recent fix to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. PSLF is intended to forgive student loans after 10 years for borrowers who work in the public sector, such as for a nonprofit or the government.

The Expanding Affordability Gap at State Flagship Institutions

A new report released by the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) examines affordability at state flagship institutions.

New Report Highlights Aging Higher Education Staff Workforce

A recent brief by CUPA-HR highlights higher education’s aging staff workforce. According to the findings, nearly one-third of the higher education staff workforce—those who work in facilities, service and maintenance, office and clerical, and skilled craft occupations—are 55 and older.