Low-Income Students Succeed at Small Private Colleges

A new report this week from the Council of Independent Colleges shows that small and mid-size private colleges–often left out of the conversation on higher education access and attainment–enroll a higher proportion of first-generation and low-income students than do public and private research universities.

Educational Attainment Across the Nation

This year’s A Stronger Nation Through Higher Education report from Lumina Foundation focuses on progress to date in increasing attainment and the work that remains to reach Lumina’s Goal 2025 initiative, which seeks to increase adult college attainment to 60 percent by 2025.

International Joint and Dual Degree Programs: Issues and Challenges

Data from a January 2014 ACE survey of U.S. institutions illustrate key issues and challenges institutions face when implementing international joint and dual degree programs.

Money Matters on Two-Year College Campuses

Higher One and EverFi yesterday released the third-year results of Money Matters on Campus, a survey examining the financial attitudes and behaviors of approximately 43,000 college students from across the United States. This year’s survey for the first time included a small sample of students from several two-year institutions across the country.

College Presidents on President Obama

Inside Higher Ed today released the results of its fifth annual Survey of College and University Presidents, conducted in cooperation with Gallup. The survey includes a snapshot of what presidents think of two of President Obama’s most high-profile higher education policies, the college ratings and free community college proposals.

Women in STEM Gaining Some Ground at Doctoral Level

More from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center report we wrote about earlier this week. The promising news on women and STEM: From 2004-14, the share of doctoral degrees earned by women increased in five science and engineering disciplines.

Student Outcomes: Where Do We Stand?

From ACE’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy infographic, Basic Facts About U.S. Higher Education Today.

Institutions, Students and Degrees: The 21st Century So Far

ACE’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy is out with two new infographics: Basic Facts About U.S. Higher Education Today and  Paying For College.

Report: HSIs are 12 Percent of Higher Ed Institutions; 409 HSIs Enroll 60 Percent of Latino Undergrads

From a new analysis by Excelencia in Education and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (click for more details):   These colleges, deemed to be Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) under federal guidelines, are institutions where at least one-quarter of full-time students are Hispanic.