See what higher education leaders, college presidents, and policymakers have to say about increasing productivity in higher education – graduating more students within existing resources while maintaining quality.
More students are enrolling in U.S. colleges and universities, yet many never earn a degree or credential. This report, from Grantmakers for Education, examines critical interventions at the student, institutional and policy levels that can raise college graduation rates and More »
Trends in the Higher Education Labor Force: Indentifying Changes in Worker Composition and Productivity
A new study shows that growth in higher education is focused on support staff employees and not instructors. The Center for College Affordability and Productivity analyzed 20 years of data for this report, which reveals the number of full-time equivalent More »
Changing demographics improve the odds for colleges and universities: the pool of college-aged students increased throughout the 1990s, although not all are equally prepared to enter the world of higher education. In response, more and more institutions recognize the need More »
The purpose of this report is to share aggregate data about American college student satisfaction and to help interpret changing student expectations and institutional responses.
Since the passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act in 1996, large numbers of welfare recipients have left welfare for employment. However, much of this employment is low-skilled and provides low pay. It is widely recognized that More »
Adult Learners Research - Opening Doors: Students' Perspectives on Juggling Work, Family, and College — Overview
Many people who could benefit from community college programs either do not enroll or drop out before completing their coursework. This study uses information gathered in focus groups at six community colleges from current, former, and potential students (most of More »
Little has been done to improve the success rates of adult students, in part because so little reliable information exists about why these students fail to persist and graduate. This paper is one attempt to provide such information. This study More »
What Colleges Contribute: Institutional Aid to Full-Time Undergraduates Attending 4-Year Colleges and Universities
Many colleges and universities, both public and private, provide grant aid to undergraduates to help them pay for all or part of the tuition and fees charged by the institution. This study provides information about recent trends in institutional aid More »
This report examines why tuition discounting — the strategic use of financial aid to lower the sticker price of a college education for designated applicants — may carry unintended, negative consequences for colleges and universities and some low-income students.