Resources

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.

  • 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, working, parenting, and may be working…

  • 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 of whom work while in col…

  • 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 we are failing too many of today's stu…

  • What Works for Today’s Students: Increasing Diversity at Selective Institutions

    Low-income, Black, and Latinx students are underrepresented at selective colleges and universities. Only 34 percent of low-income students with high standardiz…

  • 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 college is for a…

  • 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 percent who work—have been increasingly juggling school with …