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Adult Pathways
Part-Time Students Must Be a Full-Time Priority
Aug. 1, 2022
Part-Time Students Must Be a Full-Time Priority helps colleges understand and act on completion data for both part-time and full-time students.
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Federal Policy
Trapped by Default
July 27, 2022
Today, approximately 7.5 million Americans are in default on their federal student loans. Borrowers enter default when they miss 270 days’ worth of payments, and being behind on student loan bills comes with severe financial consequences. Borrowers in default can be charged high collection fees and have portions of their wages, tax refunds, and federal…
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Research and Evaluation
Varying Degrees 2022
July 25, 2022
New America’s sixth annual survey on higher education entails interviews with 1,517 Americans ages 18 and older to better understand their perceptions of education after high school.
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Research and Evaluation
College Enrollment During the Pandemic
July 25, 2022
While overall enrollment in postsecondary education has been declining over the past decade, the pandemic appears to have exacerbated this trend, especially at community colleges and among nontraditional students. Enrollment across all sectors has dropped from just over 17 million students in spring 2020 to just under 16 million in spring 2022.
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Federal Policy
Pell Access and Completion Series

Part II: Public and Non-Profit Four-Year Universities

July 13, 2022
The Pell Grant is targeted to students with the greatest financial need, and many policymakers find the Pell Grant a useful policy lever for promoting access and success for students from lower- and moderate-income backgrounds. There are several examples where policymakers use Pell eligibility to allocate resources and hold colleges accountable for their outcomes; however,…
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Racial Justice and Equity
Increasing Equity in College Student Experience

Findings From a National Collaborative

July 12, 2022
A multi-year national project focused on increasing student belonging and academic success has culminated in this report from the Student Experience Project outlining tangible interventions universities and colleges can implement.
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Communications
Facing What Ails Us Ahead

Public Consensus on a New Direction for Higher Education

July 11, 2022
Once viewed as a sound investment in a better life, many Americans now see higher education as an expensive gamble. Declining enrollments and eroding public and institutional support are plaguing our nation’s postsecondary institutions right now, and the public is continuing to lose faith that a college education is worth the money and time or…
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Racial Justice and Equity
Greater Funding, Greater Needs

A Report on Funding for HBCUs

July 8, 2022
Historically Black colleges and universities have distinguished themselves over the past two years in the face of uncertainty and difficulty. They innovated to embrace remote learning and redirected funds to provide their students with much-needed support. And they received an outpouring of funding: The federal government has allocated more than $6.5 billion to HBCUs over…
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Research and Evaluation
Lost and Found: State and Institutional Actions to Resolve Stranded Credits
July 7, 2022
Nationally, researchers estimates that more than six million students have completed credits at postsecondary institutions that they cannot document due to a past due balances. These overdue balances contribute to a national problem of stranded credits—credits that students have completed but cannot document because they were unable to fulfill their financial obligations to their institution.…
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Communications
America’s Hidden Common Ground on Public Higher Education

What’s Wrong and How to Fix It

July 7, 2022
Americans think higher education can help people economically, particularly in their home states, according to this Public Agenda/USA TODAY Hidden Common Ground report. But by a variety of measures, Americans question whether the benefits of college are worth the cost. Young people without degrees are especially skeptical.
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