Minority Serving Institutions and STEM: Acting Intentionally, Increasing Effectiveness

ACE Vice President Lorelle L. Espinosa, who co-chaired the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s committee on Minority Serving Institutions, writes that the most successful STEM programs are multidimensional and intentional, addressing the academic, financial, and social aspects of the student experience.

Research Identifies Who Benefits From Non-Degree Credentials

A recent report by Strada Education Network and Gallup discusses employment, income, and other differences among those with a certificate or certification, but no degree, compared with those lacking a postsecondary credential.

Faces of Dreamers: Brayan Montes-Terrazas, Colorado State University

Brayan Montes-Terrazas stood up and became the voice for fellow DACA students on campus as the president of Dreamers United at Colorado State University.

CUPA-HR Releases Annual Report on Professionals in Higher Education

The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources recently released this year’s edition of the Professionals in Higher Education Annual Report, which discusses the median salaries, predominant areas of employment, gender, and race and ethnicity of higher education professionals

Study Finds Wealth More Advantageous Than Smarts

A recent report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce examines differences in opportunity of achieving the American Dream by analyzing the academic and financial status of people at various points from kindergarten to early adulthood.

Knight Foundation and College Pulse Release Report on Free Expression on College Campuses

A new report by College Pulse, with support from the Knight Foundation, examines student attitudes on freedom of expression and inclusion on college campuses, building upon the findings from an earlier study released in 2018.

New Brief Looks at Challenges Faced by College Students Who Are Parents

A recent report by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research identifies the realities of parents who are pursuing a postsecondary education. Findings reveal that about one in five, or 3.8 million students are raising children while enrolled in college.

Making Higher Education Policy Work for the Untapped Workforce

Jobs for the Future recently released a new study on higher education policy can transform the postsecondary education system to better support the untapped workforce in the United States.

Fast Facts on Latinos in Higher Education

The compilation from Excelencia in Education includes information on affordability, institutional capacity, retention and transfer, and workforce preparation, among others.

Meeting the Funding Needs of Community Colleges

A new report by The Century Foundation discusses the true cost of community college education, current funding gaps, and the steps policymakers can take to overcome those gaps.

CUPA-HR Releases Annual Report on Administrators in Higher Education

CUPA-HR recently released its annual report on administrators in higher education highlighting key data on a variety of individual characteristics including gender, race and ethnicity, faculty status, and salary.

Mental Health and Post-traditional Learners

Post-traditional learners are often expected to adjust their own lives and schedules to campus life and services, including in the area of mental health. But it is equally important that campus services and culture are adjusted to better serve this growing group of students and their unique needs.