Quality & Outcomes

  • 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

  • Defining Quality: What Should Quality Look Like in Higher Learning?

    In today’s higher education landscape, quality has become the most important watchword as institutions navigate new accountability policies and…

  • Defining High-Quality Higher Learning

    With a growing public focus on the value of higher education and new providers serving today's students, Higher Learning Advocates…

  • March News & Updates

    Policy Update: HEA RecommendationsWe are just two full months into 2018, and critical conversations around postsecondary education are moving…

  • Budget 2018: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?

    Today, Congress approved a budget deal, ending a brief government shutdown and agreeing to a framework that would set budget…