A Deeper Dive into Black Student Access at Selective Private Colleges

As a follow-up to a 2020 report from The Education Trust that brought to light the persistent underrepresentation of Black and Latino students at public universities nationwide, a new study extends their commitment to unraveling the complexities of access and inclusion in higher education.

New Report Looks at How HBCUs Can Support Student Mental Health

Despite their longstanding success in supporting Black students, who comprise over 75 percent of their student population, HBCUs report struggling to meet these students’ mental health needs. In response, Active Minds and UNCF collaborated in spring 2022 to learn more about the state of mental health resources and practices at HBCUs.

Issue Brief Highlights the Legacy of Underfunding HBCUs

Although enrollment is not limited to Black students, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have served a critical role in the advancement and development of Americans who have been underrepresented in traditional higher education pathways. The Hunt Institute recently released an issue brief highlighting the state of higher education funding for HBCUs.

Moving from Words to Action

NASPA and NADOHE recently released a content analysis of racial justice statements made by 300 colleges and universities following the murder of George Floyd.

Equalizing Educational Attainment Without Increasing Debt for Low-Income Students May Boost GDP

In partnership with the Postsecondary Value Commission, the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University examined how inequalities in educational attainment harm the U.S. economy. 

Postsecondary Value Framework Encourages Equitable Access and Support

The Postsecondary Value Commission released a report which proposes a conceptual definition, core principles, and measures for “postsecondary value”.

Trust Trends for Students of Color in Higher Education

A new report from the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University utilized data from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) to examine trust in various aspects of higher education among college students.

Data Considerations for Documenting American Indian and Alaska Native Students

The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) released a white paper that echoes calls for comprehensive and accurate data on American Indian and Alaska Native students.

Fostering a Sense of Belonging for Queer Latinx Undergraduate Students

A new practice brief from Rutgers Graduate School of Education in The Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Leadership, Equity, and Justice centers the experiences of queer Latinx undergraduate students to explore solutions towards a sense of belonging. 

College Access and Success for Incarcerated Students in California

A recent report from the Campaign for College Opportunity presents findings from their study on the current state of higher education for currently and formerly incarcerated students in California.

Let’s Remake Racially Unsafe STEM Educational Spaces

The time has come to make the structures, practices, and policies in STEM departments work better for underserved students, writes Vanderbilt professor Ebony McGee.

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.