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Study Examines Racial Gaps in Persistence for STEM Programs

A recent study in the journal Educational Researcher finds that Black and Latino/a students who begin college as STEM majors are more likely than their White counterparts to switch majors or leave college, and that these racial disparities in student success are larger in STEM fields than in others.

Center for American Progress Brief Examines Pell Grant Data

A brief from the Center for American Progress highlights newly released U.S. Department of Education data demonstrating positive gains by and room for improvement in the federal Pell Grant Program.

New Website Explores College and Career Readiness State-by-State

Achieve, a national education nonprofit organization, has developed a website which helps educational stakeholders explore the gaps between high school and postsecondary education for each state.

What the Outrage Over Blackface Overlooks

We are rightly taken aback by racist yearbook photos and other symbols. But we talk much less about what they represent: the longstanding, systemic racism that permeates the lives of people of color, including critical issues linked to college access and success.

College Fund Calls for More Focus on Native American Students

The American Indian College Fund recently released a brief, Creating Visibility and Healthy Learning Environments for Native Americans in Higher Education, describing the continued invisibility of Native peoples as a primary concern for access and success in American higher education.

How Delaying College Enrollment Affects Earnings

A new study by the Community College Research Center looked at the effect of delaying college enrollment, using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997.

National Student Clearinghouse Releases Eight-Year College Completion Data

New data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center reveal that 60.4 percent of students who first enrolled in two- and four-year colleges in fall 2010 graduated within eight years. That graduation rate is higher than the cohort’s six-year graduation rate.

From Third Way: The Cost of the College Dropout Rate

A recent article by Third Way discusses the potential economic and personal impact if the rate of postsecondary completion mirrored that of high school completion.

Report Examines Postsecondary Competency-based Education Across the Country

The American Institutes for Research and Eduventures have released findings from their 2018 survey on competency-based education (CBE), which looked at the scope of CBE programs and activities at more than 500 U.S. colleges and universities.

Faces of Dreamers: Yael Balbuena, Deya Garcia, and other Arizona Dreamers

Yael Balbuena and Deya Garcia are Dreamers advocating for better access to higher education in Arizona, where DACA recipients are ineligible for in-state tuition.

Non-Suicidal Self-Injury on College Campuses

Conversations about the mental health and well-being of college students often underestimate the prevalence and impact of non-suicidal self-injury in college settings. Four scholars from institutions in the United States, Canada, Belgium, and Australia look at the problem—and how institutions can respond.

NACUBO Releases 2018 Endowment Study

The National Association of College and University Budget Officers (NACUBO) and TIAA recently released the 2018 edition of their annual NACUBO-TIAA Study of Endowments