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  • 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: Americans now collectively owe $1.6 trill…

  • Taxpayers should demand a return on their investment in higher education

    Another April 15th has come and gone, which means hundreds of millions of Americans have filed their income taxes. Well, what if I told you the federal governm…

  • Why Better Data Holds the Key to Improving Student Outcomes: A Q&A with Mamie Voight of the Institute for Higher Education Policy

    Insights & Outlooks: How has the national conversation around outcomes in higher education evolved in recent years?Mamie Voight: For too long, we have stru…

  • The Next Wave of Student Completion: A Q&A with Yolanda Watson Spiva, Ph.D., President, Complete College America

    Insights & Outlooks: What challenges have prevented two and four-year institutions from missing the mark on improving student outcomes?Yolanda Watson Spiva…

  • Centering Student Outcomes, A Simple Yet Radical Mission

    Students should be at the center of our higher education system.It’s a simple sentence, not even a very long one at that, yet there is a profound and radical s…

  • Incentivizing Equity: A Q&A with University of Northern Colorado Professor Amy Li

    Insights & Outlooks: Your work centers on the topic of state higher education accountability policies and their impact on educational equity. In a few sent…

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