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 Quality of Online Education Programs

    In spring 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic swept across the country, colleges and universities swiftly shuttered their campuses to students, unsure of for how…

  • 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. Check out HLA's new factsheet to lea…

  • 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 …

  • 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…