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Today’s Students

Today’s students come from all walks of life. They are parents, working adults, veterans, online students and first-generation college-goers, following many pathways through higher education. They need a system that is flexible, affordable and responsive to their needs. Federal policy must reflect who today’s students are.

Quality & Outcomes

High-quality outcomes are paramount, but current quality assurance approaches are inadequate. The nation needs a system of quality assurance based on high-quality learning and focused on students and their outcomes. Federal policy must raise the bar for quality, promote innovation and shift from inputs to outcomes.

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  • Higher Learning Advocates’ Statement on the Providing Assistance for Transit Help (PATH) to College Act

    WASHINGTON (November 18, 2021) — Today, Representative Lamb (D-PA), Representative Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Representative Wilson (FL-24), Representative Katko (NY-…

  • Online Program Managers (OPMs) Backgrounder

    Online program management (OPM) entities are service providers that work through contracts with colleges and universities to take academic programs online. Whi…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Statement on the Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

    (WASHINGTON) 05, 2021 — Today, the president signed the Infrastructure and JOBS Act, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework, into law, a bill th…

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