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Title: Post-9/11 GI Bill: Veterans Affected by School Closures Source: United States Government Accountability Office Author: Melissa Emrey-Arras A recent report released by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) looks at how college closures impact the academic outcomes of student veterans. The report highlights the challenges that arise when an institution abruptly closes, including the... Read more »

The post GAO Report Looks at Student Veterans Affected by School Closures appeared first on Higher Education Today.

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Title: Baccalaureate and Beyond: A First Look at the Employment and Educational Experiences of College Graduates, 1 Year Later. Source: National Center for Educational Statistics Authors: Erin Dunlop Velez, Terry Lew, Erin Thomsen, Katie Johnson, Jennifer Wine, and Jennifer Cooney A report recently released by the National Center for Educational Statistics discusses the preliminary findings... Read more »

The post NCES Outlines Preliminary Educational and Employment Experiences of Recent Graduates appeared first on Higher Education Today.

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Title: 2019 Healthcare Benefits for Higher Education Employees Source: CUPA-HR Author: Jacqueline Bichsel, Jasper McChesney, and Adam Pritchard A recent report by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) highlights the change in healthcare benefits that were offered to domestic partners of employees at colleges and universities. Among their findings, the gap... Read more »

The post Campus Healthcare Benefits for Domestic Partners on the Decline appeared first on Higher Education Today.

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Title: Those Left Behind: Gaps in College Attainment by Race and Geography Source: Center for American Progress Author: Colleen Campbell A recent article and accompanying interactive map by the Center for American Progress highlights the postsecondary attainment rates for racial and ethnic groups across the nation, as well as the gaps that exist for people of... Read more »

The post Mapping College Attainment appeared first on Higher Education Today.

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This is one in a series of posts on individual Dreamers, undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as young children, many of whom are under threat of deportation following the Trump administration’s decision in September 2017 to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, or DACA. Growing up in San Diego, Marco Ortiz Sanchez slept... Read more »

The post Faces of Dreamers: Marco Ortiz Sanchez, University of California, Irvine appeared first on Higher Education Today.

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Title: HBCUs Punching Above Their Weight Source: United Negro College Fund Author: K.M. Saunders and B.T. Nagle A recent report released by the United Negro College Fund examines enrollment and graduate outcomes at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). According to the report, HBCUs make up only 3 percent of all postsecondary institutions and 8.5... Read more »

The post Report Shows Educational and Economic Impact of HBCUs appeared first on Higher Education Today.

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By Jonathan Turk Living in the DC area means I rely heavily on the Metrobus system to commute to work and get around the city. The other day, before I could get my earbuds in, I noticed that transit authority had come up with a new way to raise revenue: audio advertisements on the bus.... Read more »

The post Erasing the Community College Stigma appeared first on Higher Education Today.

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Title: 50-State Comparison: Need- and Merit-Based Financial Aid Source: Education Commission of the States Author: Sarah Pingel The Education Commission of the States recently released a tool that examines the two largest financial aid programs offered in each state. The tool includes state-level information on the type of financial aid program, the criteria used to... Read more »

The post Tool Examines State Financial Aid Programs Across the Nation appeared first on Higher Education Today.

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Reports: Humanities and Liberal Arts Education Across America’s Colleges: How Much Is There? Humanities and Liberal Arts Education at Community College: How It Affects Transfer and Four-Year College Outcomes Source: Community College Research Center A new report from the Community College Research Center (CCRC) found that enrollment in humanities courses at community colleges has increased... Read more »

The post Reports Look at the Growth of Liberal Arts at Community Colleges appeared first on Higher Education Today.

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Title: Casualties of College Debt: What Data Show and Experts Say About Who Defaults and Why Source: The Institute for College Access & Success A new report released by The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) discusses overall student loan delinquency and default rates, and which students are more likely to struggle with loan... Read more »

The post Report Looks at Who Defaults on Student Loans and Why appeared first on Higher Education Today.

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