Today’s Students

  • 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,…

  • Updated 101: Today’s Students

    Who are today's students? Today’s students are diverse in age, race, and income level. They’re more mobile than previous…

  • #ConnectCollegeStudents: Makayla

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

  • Policy Brief: Expand the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit to Include Student Caregivers

    Access to affordable child care is crucial for families: In 2010, fewer than one-third of children had a full-time…

  • Media Analysis: Today’s Students

    In partnership with the Education Writers Association and Whiteboard Advisors, Higher Learning Advocates conducted an analysis of media coverage…

  • Fact Sheet on Student Caregivers

    Research on student parents and their unique challenges commissioned by Higher Learning Advocates.Nearly a quarter of today’s students are…

  • Serving Students Screener

    College is supposed to be a path towards upward social mobility for all students, yet our current higher education…

  • Miami Dade Biotechnology Bachelor’s Degree

    Jose Thompson arrived at Miami Dade College in 2005, ready to pursue an associate degree. On a student visa…

  • The Phoenix

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

  • A New Model for Adult Learners

    Nearly half of the American higher education population consists of working adults—over age 24, attending college part time, and…