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  • Higher Education Policy Toolkit

    Education creates opportunities and is integral to maintaining America’s globally competitive economy. An educated workforce begins in local communities and…

  • Born of Necessity, Emergency Student Aid Should Become Standard Operating Procedure

    In the wake of two years that have upended the financial and educational well-being of millions of students, emergency…

  • Outsourcing Online Programs: Policy Options for OPM Oversight

    As a form of outsourcing in higher education, online program management (OPM) is not remarkable. Universities regularly, and with…

  • Completion with Quality and Value: Why Credit for Prior Learning Stands out as a College Completion Fund Strategy

    While the fate of the Build Back Better Act is currently unclear, there are parts of the proposed legislation…

  • What Works for Today’s Students: Connecting Students to Means-Tested Benefits

    Students facing basic needs insecurities are significantly less likely to leave college without completing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.…

  • Embedding Equity within Indiana’s Educational Attainment Goals

    In early 2020, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education released its fourth strategic plan, Reaching Higher in a State…

  • Today’s Students Returning Adults Factsheet

    Adult students make up a growing share of today’s students, including adults returning to school, who are likely to…

  • Policy Toolkit 3.0

    Today’s students are more diverse than any previous generation of college students: they’re diverse in age, race, and income…

  • The Two-Faced Promise of Higher Education

    The four-year college degree has long been the gold standard and the surest gateway to economic opportunity in the…

  • Ensuring Equity: Policy Recommendations to Increase the Diversity of Selective Public Institutions of Higher Education

    Not all institutions of higher education are equal—in their funding, resources, or student outcomes. Selective public institutions, typically defined…

  • Factsheet: Equity Gaps in Higher Education

    There is a significant and persistent disparity in educational attainment between different groups of students. Equity gaps between students…

  • What Works for Today’s Students: Increasing Diversity at Selective Institutions

    Low-income, Black, and Latinx students are underrepresented at selective colleges and universities. Only 34 percent of low-income students with…