Map Captures Differences in Longitudinal Data Systems Across States

The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) released their 2020 survey results which capture “the state of state postsecondary data.”

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.

State Support of Higher Education Provides Short- and Long-Term Student Benefits

A new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reinforces the value of state support in producing positive outcomes for public college students. The study analyzes the financial outcomes for two-year and four-year students up to their mid-30s.

Still a Target: What Does Another Recession Mean for Higher Education Funding?

A recently released report from the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) provides new information and context for higher education funding at the state and local level.

Heading Towards Last Place: New Report Documents Decline in U.S. Research Funding

A new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation provides an overview of the ongoing decline of federal and state funding for university research.

State Failure To Plan Sets Up Students To Fail

A new issue brief released by Ithaka S+R argues states should prioritize developing coherent policy agendas for higher education funding, in order to maximize efficient use of appropriated and increasingly limited taxpayer funds, while also improving a range of student outcomes.

Recent Trends in Student Loan Debt

A report published by TICAS documents recent trends in student loan debt based on data from students who graduated from public and private nonprofit four-year colleges in 2018.

Digital Tool Examines State Financial Aid Programs Across the Nation

The Education Commission of the States recently published a resource tool that examines the two largest financial aid programs offered in each state.

Grapevine Survey Shows Some Improvement in State Funding for Higher Education

Results from the annual Grapevine survey of state support for higher education show a slight improvement in funding levels for FY 2018-19.

New From AASCU: Top 10 Higher Education State Policy Issues for 2018

The Government Relations and Policy Analysis Division at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) recently published an issue paper on the higher education issues that will be hot discussions among policymakers in 2018.

Proposal to Track Teaching Hours of UW Professors Reappears in State Budget

The Wisconsin State Legislature has once again inserted a proposal from Governor Scott Walker to track the number of teaching hours that University of Wisconsin (UW) System professors spend in the classroom back into the state’s budget.

Iowa Regents Tuition Task Force Kicks Off

Iowa’s public universities are presenting to the state’s Board of Regents Tuition Task Force this week on their five-year proposals for tuition pricing. The Tuition Task Force “was established to facilitate public discussion regarding the issue of tuition at Iowa’s public universities” and looks to foster collaborative solutions between the state’s legislators and public universities for minimizing tuition increases.