Publications

We are working to shift the conversation and support a policy environment that enables a system of higher learning focused on quality, outcomes and today’s students through our policy toolkit, issue briefs, and other publications.

  • 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,…

  • Distance Education Backgrounder

    Even before the COVID-19 pandemic made distance education the new normal, it was steadily becoming more common. Today’s students—many…

  • 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…

  • Using Earnings Metrics for Accountability

    By Robert Kelchen, Associate Professor, Seton Hall UniversityCommissioned by Higher Learning Advocates The main reason why most students go to…

  • FAQ: Distance Education Accreditation and COVID-19 Waivers

    Today’s students—37 percent of whom are over the age of 25, a quarter of whom are parents, and 60…

  • Higher Education Policy & Regulatory Transition Recommendations

    WASHINGTON (October 6, 2020) — Higher Learning Advocates provided recommendations to advance higher education policy and regulations in key…

  • Media Analysis: Today’s Students

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

  • Serving Students Screener

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

  • Policies Impacting Today’s Part-Time Students

    Today’s students are more diverse than previous generations. Twenty-four percent are parents, 37 percent are older than 25, 49…

  • Stackable Credentials Backgrounder

    Today’s students are more diverse than previous generations—they are more likely to be workers, parents, and returning adults—and do…

  • What Works for Today’s Students—Microgrants

    Currently, only about half of students who enroll in college graduate within eight years of beginning their studies. Microgrants…

  • Outcomes-Based Accountability: Holding Institutions Accountable for Successful Student Loan Repayment

    Today’s students’ loan debt totals over $1.5 trillion, and more than 1 million students default on loans each year.…