Pell Grants Covered 24 Percent of the Total Cost of Attendance in 2015-16

A recent brief from the National Center for Education Statistics uses data from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS) to look at the percentage of the total cost of attendance covered by Pell Grants.

Helping Students at Risk of Self-Harm: Considerations for the New Academic Year

ACE General Counsel Peter McDonough outlines a series of principles gleaned from Department of Education documents that campuses can use as they design policies and practices to help at-risk students.

Study Finds Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Students More Likely to Report Issues With Mental Health

A recent study used data from the 2015-2017 Healthy Minds Study to examine the mental health of 1,237 transgender and gender non-conforming students on 71 U.S. college campuses.

An Uneven Playing Field: The Complex Educational Experiences of Asian Americans

The data on Asian Americans in higher education complicate the simple narrative that people either have it “good” or “bad,” writes Julie Park. This makes for more complicated policymaking but perhaps will help challenge the policy community to look beyond simple binaries.

Faces of Dreamers: Rosa Ruvalcaba Serna, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

To pursue her dream of helping others and becoming a practicing nurse, Rosa Ruvalcaba Serna advocated for Dreamer nursing students in Arkansas.

The Current Climate for International Students in the United States

On Episode 04 of dotEDU, Brad Farnsworth, vice president for global engagement at ACE, discusses recent trends in international student enrollment, delays in issuing student visas, global partnerships, and whether the Trump administration’s policies and rhetoric are impacting international higher education.

HSIs Are Narrowing Racial Gaps for Latinx Students

Hispanic student enrollment in higher education has doubled in the last decade. Where are these students going, what do they need, and how do Hispanic-serving Institutions (HSIs) fit into the equation? On Episode 03 of dotEDU, John Aguilar of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and our hosts explore those issues and more.

Lifting Up Men of Color in Higher Ed

In the latest episode of dotEDU, Victor Saenz talks about his work as part of the Project MALES (Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Success) Student Fellows Mentoring Program at the University of Texas at Austin – a research and mentoring project focused on learning about and supporting Latino men in the Central Texas community.

Closing the College Success Gap for Low-income Students

Listen to the inaugural episode of dotEDU, ACE’s new podcast. Co-hosts Jon Fansmith and Lorelle Espinosa talk with Jim McCorkell about College Possible’s flagship initiative—an intensive curriculum of coaching and support to help low-income students enroll in college—as well as the newer Catalyze Program, which supports student persistence and success directly on college campuses.

Report Looks at Connection Between Education and the Workforce

A recent report by Emsi compares career outcomes for varying degrees in order to gain insight into the real-world connection between education and the workforce.

College Student Mental Health and Well-Being: A Survey of Presidents

To better understand how campuses are navigating the challenge of student mental health and well-being, ACE conducted a survey of 400 college and university presidents at the end of April. Read what they had to say.

Career Pathways: Navigating Job Changes of PhD Degree Holders

A recent brief by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) examines the career pathways of PhD degree holders. According to the findings, many PhD holders change jobs early in their career, with some changes happening as they move into mid-career.