Surprising Ripple Effects: How Changing the SAT Score-Sending Policy for Low-Income Students Impacts College Access and Success

Feb 3, 2016 | No Comments

“A growing economics literature reveals that small and subtle policy adjustments can induce relatively large ‘ripple effects.’ “

Free Community College?

Free Community College?

Dec 1, 2015 | No Comments

 Higher education leaders are divided about whether making community colleges tuition-free is a worthwhile approach or whether it will increase enrollment or associate degree production. PennAHEAD (Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy) Poll

A Crisis in Student Loans?

Dec 1, 2015 | No Comments

How changes in the characteristics of borrowers and in the institutions they attended contributed to rising loan defaults By: Adam Looney and Constantine Yannelis

8 Big Ideas for Reforming College in the US

8 Big Ideas for Reforming College in the US

Dec 1, 2015 | No Comments

 Brookings experts and guest writers proposed ideas that could lead to a more cost-effective college education system that promotes social mobility. 

Sharp Decline in Underemployment for College Graduates

Dec 1, 2015 | No Comments

Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce presents findings.

Institute Advisory Board Member Publishes New Book

Institute Advisory Board Member Publishes New Book

Nov 3, 2015 | No Comments

We are delighted to announce the publication of Breakpoint – The Changing Marketplace for Higher Education, by The Institute’s Advisory Board Member Jon McGee.

Is Enrollment Management Entering a “New Age”?

Is Enrollment Management Entering a “New Age”?

Mar 17, 2015 | No Comments

Much has been written lately about enrollment managers being on the “hot seat.”* There’s no question that many, if not all, enrollment professionals are being held accountable to increasingly rigorous—and broader-based—measures.

Homage, Ethos, & Hospitality: Re-Imagining the Campus Visit

Homage, Ethos, & Hospitality: Re-Imagining the Campus Visit

Mar 15, 2015 | No Comments

Every day at universities and colleges across the country, hopeful candidates for admission pay homage to iconic statues at the end of the campus tour. Their thoughts are less focused on these legendary early architects of our extraordinary system of higher education and more on the possible luck that may accrue to them for having […]

New Trend Data on Educational Equity in Higher Education

New Trend Data on Educational Equity in Higher Education

Mar 15, 2015 | No Comments

The gap in degree attainment between rich and poor families in the U.S. is widening. Rising cost and lower government aid have made it even more difficult for poor students to obtain a college degree today than 45 years ago.