Examining HR Hiring Practices for LGBTQ+ Professionals at Community Colleges

Research shows that students are more likely to persist and complete when they see themselves reflected in faculty, staff, and leadership on campus. How can we ensure that diversity in leadership extends to LGBTQ+ professionals, particularly at community colleges?

Congress Lifted the Pell Grant Ban for Incarcerated People. What Now?

With Pell Grant access restored, we can now move forward with more postsecondary programs in prison, which are an evidence-based way to shatter many of the inequities and obstacles associated with reentry that people with low-incomes and communities of color face—the very communities that colleges and universities are strive to serve better.

Federal Policies Hold Potential to Increase Low-Income Student Enrollment at Selective Institutions

A new brief from Ithaka S+R draws attention to the ways federal policies can expand access to selective postsecondary institutions for lower-income students.

Reverse Transfer Initiatives Support Credential Attainment in Stop-Out Process

In their newest publication, the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) explores reverse transfer as a means for providing associate degrees to students who stop-out of four-year college programs.

Six Months of CARES Act Spending

A new report from the Center for American Progress examines federal CARES Act spending by colleges and universities, between March and November 30, 2020.

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.

Refocusing on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion During the Pandemic and Beyond: Lessons from a Community of Practice

As the pandemic continues exacerbating the effects of structural barriers that communities of color face in our country, now is the time to commit to diversity, equity, and inclusion work and make a true difference in the lives of our students and campus communities. Auburn’s Taffye Benson Clayton writes about the work of ACE’s community of practice on DEI.

A Precipitous Drop in Immediate College Enrollment

The percentage of recent high school graduates who enrolled in college in the fall 2020 semester decreased by nearly 22 percentage points, compared with 2019 high school graduates, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse.

Community College Student Enrollment Declines Due to Pandemic

A recent essay from the Community College Research Center (CCRC) notes that the pandemic tremendously impacted enrollment at community colleges.

New Report Advocates for Equity-Based Higher Ed Funding

Using 20 years of data from colleges and universities across the nation, a new report from Third Way details the relationship between stratification in college enrollment by race, ethnicity, and income, and funding disparities between the most and least selective institutions.

Financial and Mental Health Challenges Experienced by Students with Disabilities During COVID-19

A new report finds that that students who report having a physical, learning, neurodevelopmental, or cognitive disability are more likely to have experienced higher rates of financial hardship and mental health disorders.

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.