Higher Learning Advocates’ federal policy resources include the most current data on adult students, parenting students, college affordability, equity, and more. Our work has resulted in positive change for today’s students, including access to discounted broadband for Pell students, the establishment of emergency aid funds, and increased financial aid for parenting students.

101: Higher Education and the Triad

What is the Triad? The process of regulating and guaranteeing the quality of higher education in the U.S. is complex and involves a number of distinct parties. The Higher Education Act (HEA) designates three separate entities—states, accreditation agencies, and the U.S. Department of Education (ED)—that must grant institutions of higher education (IHEs) approval in order…
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101: Postsecondary Data

What is postsecondary data? Postsecondary data captures information related to institutions of higher education (IHEs) – including colleges, universities, and technical and vocational programs – as well as students and their outcomes. This information may include institutional metrics, such as tuition and fees, and student-centered metrics, like admissions, enrollment, financial aid, completion, and employment outcomes.…
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State Profiles

State profiles feature key data points, visual infographics, and brief explanations of all 50 states, and are a quick and easy resource for policymakers, analysts and media.

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