Student Voices

  • 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…

  • A Second Chance at Higher Education

    Growing up in a low socioeconomic area in Phoenix, Arizona, surrounded by gangs, violence, and drugs, I never thought…

  • Building a Packet for Success

    Back to school shopping should be an exciting time for many children and parents. Yet, for families that have…

  • Student Story: Illise Ellsworth, University of Utah

    Illise Ellsworth was transitioning from Salt Lake Community College to the University of Utah when the pandemic began. While…

  • Lack of Broadband Access is a Barrier to Our Pandemic Recovery

    In Alabama, COVID-19 has our state colored red for a reason other than its political party representation. Our state…

  • #ConnectCollegeStudents: Makayla

    Makayla just finished her freshman year at James Madison University. When her campus closed, she went home to her…

  • The Phoenix

    Here I lay on my pyre, contemplating change and my eventual rise. My rise was not certain because I…

  • The Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act Is Essential for College Affordability

    The month of September signals change. It is the beginning of a new season, and for many, it is…

  • Persistence and Retention at Colleges and Universities

    The dictionary definition of persistence is having a “firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite…

  • How Can We Better Support Latinx Students?

    My mother was raised in a low-income Mexican-American family. With this background she never imagined college as an option…

  • More Than Access

    I remember having a conversation with my mother when I was first considering college as a young teen. She…

  • My Higher Education Story

    In September 2017, I graduated from The College of Health Care Professions (CHCP) with a bachelor’s degree in Health…