Faces of Dreamers: Martha Paz, University of Texas

University of Texas student Martha Paz’s story is not unique. Like over 124,000 other Texans, she also received a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) designation during the Obama administration.

Indigenous Perspectives on Native Student Challenges in Higher Education

Success for Native American students requires that higher education be responsive to the unique values, needs, and perspective each student brings to campus. Robin Zape-tah-hol-ah Minthorn gives a primer on where colleges and universities can begin.

Responding to the Graduate Student Loan Crisis

A recently published report from the Center for American Progress (CAP) proposes several ways to reduce the student loan crisis, focusing on graduate students.

The Public and Private Benefits of Education

As part of their Trends in Higher Education series, the College Board recently released a new brief focused on individual and societal benefits of education.

Strategies for Supporting the Mental Health Well-being of Students

A recent report released by ACT, “Supporting the Mental Health Well-Being of High School Students,” sheds light on incoming students’ expectations for support and services at their post-secondary institution.

Trends in Student (Loan) Persistence

The Urban Institute has published a new report on the lingering student loan debt held by borrowers.

Understanding Why Students Leave College

A recent report by Strada Education Network examines why people leave college and how to encourage these former students to re-enroll.

Let’s Talk About Race: An Interview With Kevin McDonald

The Let’s Talk About Race interview series captures the voices of prominent higher education scholars and leaders as they share their perspectives and experiences on race and ethnicity in higher education. Read the latest conversation with Kevin McDonald, vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Virginia.

How Much Does College Really Cost?

Title:  What Is the Price of College? Total, Net, and Out-of-Pocket Prices in 2015-16 Source: National Center for Education Statistics Authors: Courtney A. Moore, Albert Y. Liu, Catharine Warner-Griffin, Jackson Miller A report recently published by National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) documents the price of attending college in the 2015-16 academic year. The report… Read more »

How to Handle Free Speech Issues on Campus

Title: Campus Free Speech Guide Source: PEN America Author: PEN America PEN America has published their Campus Free Speech Guide, a digital resource designed to help postsecondary institutions handle free speech issues on campuses. The guide includes case studies on a variety of speech-related topics, from how to create a healthy campus climate for free… Read more »

Faces of Dreamers: Carlos Aguilar, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Despite attending Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, 28-year-old Carlos Aguilar does not want to be your token Dreamer.

New Report: Six in Ten Students Complete College Within Six Years of Enrolling

The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center recently released its annual report on college completion, which documents undergraduate students’ diverse postsecondary pathways and examines disparities in completion outcomes.