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.

  • Today’s Students Mental Health Factsheet

    Many of today's students face mental health challenges while in college, but the COVID-19 pandemic has made matters worse.…

  • Ensuring Equity: Policy Recommendations to Increase the Diversity of Selective Public Institutions of Higher Education

    Not all institutions of higher education are equal—in their funding, resources, or student outcomes. Selective public institutions, typically defined…

  • 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…