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.

  • Today’s Students Returning Adults Factsheet

    Adult students make up a growing share of today’s students, including adults returning to school, who are likely to be in their late 20s or 30s. View the facts…

  • Policy Toolkit 3.0

    Today’s students are more diverse than any previous generation of college students: they’re diverse in age, race, and income level. They’re more mobile and may…

  • 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 as those …

  • Factsheet: Equity Gaps in Higher Education

    There is a significant and persistent disparity in educational attainment between different groups of students. Equity gaps between students of different races…

  • 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…

  • Policy Brief: Expand the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit to Include Student Caregivers

    Access to affordable child care is crucial for families: In 2010, fewer than one-third of children had a full-time stay at home parent, and the majority of chi…