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  • Policy Brief: Ending DACA Would Limit Access to Higher Education in Ten States 

    Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration; Ulead Network (Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration; Ulead Network, 2020-06-29)
    On June 18, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 vote to maintain DACA in place. The Court found that the Trump administration’s rationale for ending DACA in 2017 was “arbitrary and capricious.” The Court also found ...
  • Minnesota Measures: A 2017 Report Higher Education Performance 

    Djurovich, Alexandra; Fergus, Meredith (Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 2017)
    Obtaining a postsecondary credential increases economic opportunity, promotes income equality, and prepares the state to meet future workforce demands. Not all Minnesotans are equally prepared there remains an educational ...
  • Advising Undocumented Students in Rhode Island for College Access 2019/2020 

    Meetran, Tina (College Visions, 2020)
    Approximately 26,000 undocumented immigrants reside in Rhode Island and of those, 3,000 undocumented students ages 25 and older receive their Bachelor’s degree. That’s only 14% of the population. This report was created ...
  • How Many Unauthorized Immigrants Graduate from U.S High Schools Annually? 

    Zong, Jie; Batalova, Jeanne (Migration Policy Institute, 2019-04-01)
    In this report, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) estimates that 98,000 undocumented students, ages 15 to 19, graduate from high school every year, a dramatic increase from the commonly used estimate of 65,000 students ...
  • 2019 College Senior Survey 

    Fregoso, Julio; Lopez, Diana D. (Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, 2020-02-01)
    The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) has administered the College Senior Survey since 1993; this year marked the 27th administration of the survey. This report highlights data from 17,363 seniors graduating ...
  • Higher Ed Guide to Tuition, Financial Aid & Other Funding for Undocumented Students: FAQs for Public and Private Colleges and Universities 

    Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration (Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, 2020-04-16)
    This report provides a higher education guide to tuition, financial aid and other funding for undocumented students.
  • Undergraduate Teaching Faculty: The 2013-2014 HERI Faculty Survey 

    Bara Stolzenberg, Ellen; Eagan, M. Kevin; Berdan Lozano, Jennifer; Aragon, Melissa C.; Ramirez Suchard, Maria; Hurtado, Sylvia (Cooperative Institutional Research Program; Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, 2014)
    This report summarizes the highlights of a national survey of college and university faculty conducted by the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) at the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) during the ...
  • Undergraduate Teaching Faculty: The HERI Faculty Survey 2016-2017 

    Bara Stolzenberg, Ellen; Eagan, M. Kevin; Zimmerman, Hilary B.; Berdan Lozano, Jennifer; Cesar-Davis, Natacha M.; Aragon, Melissa C.; Rios-Aguilar, Cecilia (Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, 2019)
    This report summarizes the highlights of a national survey of college and university faculty conducted by the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) at the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) during the ...
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (2020): A Checklist and Implementation Guide for Community College Boards 

    Association of Community College Trustees (Association of Community College Trustees, 2020-08-25)
    This guide is intended to assist community and technical college boards of trustees and CEOs to actively implement and reinforce a culture that values and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion. The governing board’s ...
  • A Service Science Perspective on Higher Education: Linking Service Productivity Theory and Higher Education Reform 

    Lush, Robert; Wu, Christopher (Center for American Progress, 2012-08-01)
    Policymakers are currently wrestling with fundamental but complex questions about the future of higher education, including how to hold colleges responsible for the billions of dollars in federal financial aid money they ...
  • Fact Sheet: Improving the Formula for Federal Higher Education Coronavirus Funding 

    Anguiano, Viviann (Center for American Progress, 2020-05-12)
    In March 2020, as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Congress authorized the largest one-year, direct investment in colleges since the Great Recession. This fact sheet summarizes policies ...
  • Documenting Implementation Realities: Undocumented Immigrant Students in California and North Carolina 

    Oseguera, Leticia; Flores, Stella M.; Burciaga, Edelina (National Association for College Admission Counseling, 2010)
    Shortly before September 2001, comprehensive national immigration reform seemed to be making its way to the top of the US policy agenda (flores and Chapa 2009; Waslin 2009). While sentiments around immigration in a ...
  • 2019 Diverse Learning Environments 

    McLennan, Destiny (Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, 2019-10-01)
    The Diverse Learning Environments (DLE) survey is designed to capture student perception of institutional climate; student learning outcomes (e.g., sense of belonging); and campus practices as experienced with faculty and ...
  • Innovative Strategies to Close Postsecondary Attainment Gaps: Building Collaborative Partnerships through the Stakeholder Engagement Process 

    Quintanilla, Andres; Davis, Leanne; Ajinkya, Julie (Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, 2020-03-01)
    This report takes a deep dive into the southeast Indiana region to examine efforts by the Community Education Coalition (CEC) to connect regional leaders across sectors through a framework known as the Stakeholder Engagement ...
  • The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2019 

    Bara Stolzenberg, Ellen; Aragon, Melissa C.; Romo, Edgar; Couch, Victoria; McLennan, Destiny; Eagan, M. Kevin; Kang, Nathaniel (Cooperative Institutional Research Program; Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, 2020)
    In this report of the 54th administration of the Freshman Survey, the authors recognize the increasing diversity of incoming college students, along with two new items addressing reasons students choose their particular ...
  • Who Should Re-enroll in College? The Academic and Labor Market Profile of Adults with Substantial College Credits But No Degree 

    Bird, Kelli A.; Castleman, Benjamin L.; Fischer, Brett; Skinner, Benjamin T. (Annenberg Institute at Brown University, 2020-06-01)
    Tens of millions of Americans have lost their jobs in the wake of the COVID-19 health and economic crisis, and a sizable share of these job losses may be permanent. Unemployment rates are particularly high among adults ...
  • Everyone Deserves to be Seen: Recommendations for Improved Federal Data on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) 

    Byon, Anna; Roberson, Amanda Janice (Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA; Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), 2020-05-01)
    Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities are growing at a faster rate than any other racial group in the United States. The opportunity to address significant inequities impacting this community is hiding in ...
  • Do Peers Affect Undergraduates’ Decisions to Switch Majors? 

    Pu, Shi; Yan, Yu; Zhang, Liang (Annenberg Institute at Brown University, 2020-06-01)
    This study used college dormitory room and social group assignment data to investigate the peer effect on the probability of college students switching their major fields of study. The results revealed strong evidence of ...
  • How has COVID-19 impacted FAFSA submissions? 

    Gurantz, Oded; Wielga, Christopher (Annenberg Institute at Brown University, 2020-07-01)
    COVID has led colleges to brace for potential enrollment declines in the Fall, which would devastate budgets and potentially decrease the likelihood a student ever earns a degree. We take an early look at California’s FAFSA ...
  • Why Have College Completion Rates Increased? 

    Denning, Jeffrey T.; Eide, Eric R.; Mumford, Kevin J.; Patterson, Richard W.; Warnick, Merrill (Annenberg Institute at Brown University, 2020-07-01)
    College completion rates declined from the 1970s to the 1990s. We document that this trend has reversed--since the 1990s, college completion rates have increased. The authors investigate the reasons for the increase in ...

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