Goodwin College MOVE and WISE Students Find Success, Empowerment

A pair of programs at Goodwin College aim to support the academic and personal success of young men and women from disadvantaged backgrounds. MOVE and WISE are committed to empowering students with a sense of belonging and ownership while encouraging them to engage in enrichment opportunities, develop a sense of shared learning and pursue opportunities for personal growth.

Georgia Gwinnett College Strengthening the STEM Pipeline, One Student at a Time

Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is putting its ideas into practice through a bold initiative designed to both improve retention in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and prepare STEM students for life post-graduation. This commitment is born from a 2014 White House initiative that GGC signed onto, led by president Stanley “Stas” Preczewski,… Read more »

From Foster Care to College to Career, Western Michigan Provides Pipeline of Support

For students aging out of the foster care system and going to college, the unknowns often outnumber the knowns. Western Michigan University (WMU) has set out to answer these uncertainties by providing a network of support on campus, in Michigan and across the nation.

University of Memphis Program Helps Students Cross the Finish Line

Many colleges and universities across the country are looking for effective ways to boost completion rates and help the millions nontraditional students who have some college credit but no degree. The University of Memphis Finish Line Program is an example of one initiative that has seen success with its efforts to reach out to students who have “stopped out,” abandoning their dreams of a college education.

Tribal Colleges and Universities Lack Needed Federal Funds

“Tribal College and University Funding: Tribal Sovereignty at the Intersection of Federal, State, and Local Funding,” the second in a three-part series on Minority-Serving Institutions released by ACE’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy, shows that federal funding has not kept up with the steady growth of the Native population at these schools.

Effective Strategies for Supporting Racial/Ethnic Diversity on Campus

As we await the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Fisher V. University of Texas at Austin, here’s a snapshot from Race, Class, and College Access, an ACE report that examines how legal challenges to race-conscious admissions are influencing contemporary admissions practices at selective colleges and universities.

Northwestern Broadens Opportunities for Transfer Students

Set just north of the urban powerhouse it calls home, Northwestern University (IL) is emphasizing a vital element of its demographic landscape—community college transfer students.

West Chester University Lends a Hand to Its Homeless Students

Imagine you are a college student. Imagine a day of classes, meetings, assignments and work. Now imagine going home to sleep in your car, your friend’s couch, or even the local bus station. This is the unfortunate reality for many homeless college and university students—and why West Chester University is taking proactive steps to help reduce the burden some of its students are facing.

Full-Time Faculty for Freshmen at Governors State University

Governors State University (GSU) has filled its freshman program entirely with full-time professors as part of an effort to pair GSU’s most vulnerable learners—many of them first-generation college students from low-income households—with some of its most experienced educators.

Majority of Freshmen at Public, Four-Year Institutions Live Within 50 Miles of Home

“Education Deserts: The Continued Significance of ‘Place’ in the Twenty-First Century,” an ACE-commissioned paper released this week, explores how where students live affects their options for attending college. Place still matters—in fact, 57.4 percent of incoming freshmen attending public four-year colleges enroll within 50 miles of their permanent home.

Hanover Park’s Education and Work Center: Embarking on a Path of Hope

President Obama in 2014 signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which helps ensure that job seekers have access to strategically coordinated education, employment, training and support services. However, in a small town in Illinois, one mayor was already spearheading the kind of strategic planning the federal mandate would soon require. ACE Fellow Kenya F. Ayers takes a look.

Texas State University’s Boots to Roots Program Brings STEM Degrees to Vets

Texas State University wants to provide potential student veterans with some answers, and help ease a shortage of qualified candidates for a number of jobs in the agricultural sciences field at the same time. So it is assisting female and Hispanic military veterans earn bachelor’s degrees in agriculture and STEM fields through a new program called Boots and Roots.