Quality & Outcomes

  • The Keys to Quality: Reforming Higher Education Accreditation Policy

    The key to assuring higher education quality in the U.S. is accreditation, the complex system used by the Federal…

  • Reforming Higher Education Accreditation Policy

    Today’s students deserve a system of higher education that delivers high-quality results and a guarantee of economic success and…

  • Ask the Experts: Accreditation Reform

    Accrediting agencies are responsible for doling out the “stamp of approval” that institutions of higher education need to be…

  • Armed with Better Data, Will Accreditors Finally Have to Act?

    Twice a year, a body of accreditation experts known as NACIQI--the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity--gathers…

  • An Advocate for Student Outcomes Shares What Higher Ed Can Learn from Health Care Administration

    Barbara Damron was not only the first in her family to go to college, she was the first to…

  • Why Accreditation Reform Can Unlock Stronger Student Outcomes

    A college degree or certificate is ever more necessary in today’s economy; an estimated 65 percent of available jobs…

  • Champions Network: Policy Principles

    Download the Policy Principles one-pager to learn more about the five key federal policy issues supported by the Higher…

  • Reform Network Brings Rising State and Local Stars to National Higher Ed Policy Debates

    Higher Learning Advocates announces inaugural members of its Champions Network, a new corps of bipartisan leaders applying breakthrough thinking…

  • DIVERSE: Issues in Higher Education: Higher Ed Policy Forum Encourages Action on Access, Affordability, Accountability

    Julie Peller, executive director of Higher Learning Advocates, a nonprofit organization working to on federal policy that impacts higher…

  • 101: Accreditation

    Our new accreditation "101" breaks down the basics of how this process works and why policymakers need to take…

  • Financial Aid Beyond the Traditional Degree: Can it Work?

    Today, everyone from higher education leaders and practitioners, to employers, and, most importantly, students themselves is asking a critical…

  • [STATEMENT] Higher Education Priorities in FY18 Omnibus Spending Bill ​

    Bipartisan agreement includes expanded aid for today’s students, including student parents, working adults and low-income students