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.

  • 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…

  • Fact Sheet on Student Caregivers

    Research on student parents and their unique challenges commissioned by Higher Learning Advocates.Nearly a quarter of today’s students are parents, and they ha…

  • What Works for Today’s Students—Satisfactory Academic Progress Reset

    Over the past 20 years, 36 million students have enrolled in higher education but have not finished a degree. Although today’s students are completing college …

  • 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 percent are financially independ…

  • 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 can help to increase this numb…