Today’s Students

  • An Insider’s Look at Postsecondary Education in Louisiana

    A Q&A with Dr. Kim Hunter Reed, Commissioner, Louisiana Commission of Higher Education  Today’s students are more diverse, older and…

  • Supporting First-Generation Students: The Power of Peers

    Attending college as a first-generation or low-income student can be a difficult path. Though neither of my parents graduated…

  • What “Persistence and Retention” Means for Adult Learners

    In an era when declining enrollment looms large, and the demographics of higher education are undergoing an unprecedented shift.…

  • The Other Costs of College: Four Ways to Support Today’s Students Beyond Tuition

    The idea of free college is currently dominating headlines and the 2020 Democratic primary race. And for good reason:…

  • [STATEMENT] Higher Learning Advocates Responds to the Department of Education’s Release of the Final Gainful Employment Rule

    WASHINGTON (June 28, 2019) – Today, Julie Peller, executive director of Higher Learning Advocates, released a statement responding to…

  • Backgrounder: Evolving Models of Postsecondary Learning

    Today’s students—who are more likely to be workers, parents, returning adults, veterans, and more—may have postsecondary education experiences and…

  • Transforming the Transcript

    Flipping the Script: Making sure all learning counts.“I was worried I would not be able to find a job…

  • Capturing All Learning, and Documenting It, Too

    Elon University serves as one of the leaders in experiential education, expanding students’ knowledge beyond the classroom to the…

  • A Chamber Executive Who Advocates for Higher Education and Workforce Priorities

    Tony Carvajal was born to immigrant parents who came to the United States from Cuba pursuing opportunity. They had…

  • The Digital Badge Revolution

    For better or worse, we live in a society in which credentials are currency.  A credential is a signal…

  • Backgrounder: Evolving Models of Postsecondary Learning

    Today’s students—who are more likely to be workers, parents, returning adults, veterans, and more—may have postsecondary education experiences and…

  • To Unlock the Value of the Degree, Break It Down: How Digital Credentials Might Bend the Curve on Degree Skepticism

    Less than half of Americans now believe that going to college will pay off with higher lifetime earnings. And…