College Promise Programs and Equity

A new Education Trust report on college promise programs and equity finds that despite the potential for these programs to increase access through improving affordability, many students who may benefit most are either ineligible to participate or struggle to pay costs not covered by these programs.

Graduates’ First-Year Earnings and Debt Vary by Degree Program and Educational Attainment

Researchers at the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce examined earnings and federal student loan debt across 37,000 college majors in 4,400 colleges. Their findings reiterate differences in first-year earnings and debt amounts across programs, institutions, and education levels.

Reimagining Institutional Research and Effectiveness to Advance Racial Justice and Equity

A new brief from the Office of Community College Research and Leadership provides insight into the role that institutional research and institutional effectiveness can play in advancing racial equity on campuses.

How Higher Ed Leaders Can Manage Campus Policing

Increased attention to police brutality and violence against Black Americans in recent years has led to an uptick in student-led activism on college campuses. In response, the University of Southern California Pullias Center for Higher Education released a guide for institutional leaders on managing campus policing.

Community College Success: The Holistic Measures of the Student Success Project

A new report from Ithaka S+R provides insight to the beginning of the Holistic Measures of Student Success (HMSS) project, which explores the components of student success at community colleges.

Understanding and Supporting College Students from Immigrant Families

Using U.S. Census Bureau data, researchers at the Migration Policy Institute found that students from immigrant families comprised 28 percent of college enrollees in 2018 and 58 percent of the increase in overall college students between 2000 and 2018.

On Scandal, Trust, and the Role of College Presidents in Times of Crisis

ACE partnered with researchers from the USC Rossier School of Education to field a national survey of college and university presidents to better understand their viewpoints on college admissions and public trust in higher education. Read the survey results along with some equity-focused strategies that could strengthen the process.

Higher Education’s Challenge: Disability Inclusion on Campus

When developing a culture of inclusion, colleges and universities have specific responsibilities to students with disabilities to ensure they can learn and achieve their goals.

Student Debt Repayment Trends Vary by Age, Race, and Income Status

A new report from the JPMorgan Chase & Co. Institute looks at student loan repayment data for over 300,000 Chase checking account customers who were either making payments towards student debt or possess outstanding student debt.

Using Technology to Access Mental Health Support Services for International Students

The Jed Foundation’s JED Campus Program has released a study on how the My SSP technology program can support international student mental health. The overall satisfaction with the program was high, particularly because the service is available in multiple languages.

Recommendations for Federal Work-Study at California Community Colleges

A new research brief by the Campaign for College Opportunity provides insight into the opportunities and challenges of Federal Work-Study (FWS) in California’s community colleges.

Current Landscape for California’s Community College Transfer

A new report from the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) examines trends across the transfer pipeline at California’s community colleges, shedding light on the impact COVID-19 has had on access.