Today’s Students

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Today’s Students Mental Health Factsheet

    Many of today's students face mental health challenges while in college, but the COVID-19 pandemic has made matters worse.…

  • 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…

  • Rethinking PLA: The Urgency of Counting Prior Learning

    As the country works toward economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are at least 10…

  • 101: Distance Education

    Today's students—who are more diverse in age, race, and income than any previous generation—are more likely to be older,…

  • The Playbook for Today’s Students

    Higher learning is the ticket to economic opportunity for Americans, as well as to rebuilding our country's economy. But…

  • 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…

  • Higher learning for a higher purpose: Fighting inequality in the ‘human work’ era

    COVID-19 has upended the global economy with astonishing speed and severity. Millions have had their work environments drastically changed,…