Lessons Learned from Rural Community Colleges’ Response to COVID-19

An array of challenges have shaped the response of rural community colleges to COVID-19. Yet an informal survey of rural institutions indicates that this is not a story of defeat, but one of creativity and commitment.

Equity in Career AND Technical Education

MDRC has published a brief following a review of community college Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.

Nearly Half of U.S. States Allow Community Colleges to Offer Bachelors Degree Programs

A recent policy brief from the Education Commission of the States studies the recent growth of community college bachelor’s degree programs.

Access and Equity Gaps in Educational and Job Training for Incarcerated Adults

A recent study by New America reveals considerable equity gaps in access to postsecondary education and job training programs for incarcerated adults.

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.

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.

Challenges Faced by Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Students in Higher Education

A report published by Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) Scholars documents enrollment trends and educational attainment outcomes among Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) students in higher education.

How Are Working Students Doing in College?

The Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University recently released a report on how socioeconomic and work status affect students’ academic and career outcomes.

Diversifying the Teacher Workforce Through Pathway Programs for Latinx Students

In a report for New America, education policy writer Roxanne Garza examines the pathways into teaching for Latinx individuals.

Strategies to Advance Diversity at Colleges and Universities

A new report by the College Board and Education Counsel offers practical guidance on race- and ethnicity-neutral strategies and selection criteria (“plays”) to advance institutional diversity.