Despite research showing the positive impact of postsecondary education for incarcerated people, less than one-third of states are using available funding streams, and more than three-quarters actively restrict access.
The federal government offers programs subsidizing child care costs for student-parents, but many aren’t aware that they could be eligible for this additional aid, according to a new report.
At Georgetown and elsewhere, university communities are working to ensure a warm and supportive welcome for students traditionally underrepresented on college campuses.
College leaders are recognizing that programs to support military-connected students aren’t just beneficial for veterans—they’re a valuable window into the needs of adult learners more broadly.
Amarillo College in Texas is drawing national attention for its comprehensive approach to increasing completion rates among students struggling with basic needs insecurity.
Community colleges participating in the Single Moms Success Design Challenge are working to develop innovative supports and drive a 30 percent increase in single mothers’ graduation rates by 2024.
There are a number of working adults who started, but never finished, college. Now researchers are using targeted state data to find them—and make the case for completion.
Recognizing that their students are balancing coursework with jobs, family obligations, and other demands, two-year institutions are crafting support systems to help adult learners complete their degrees.
Hoping to meet their enrollment goals and increase diversity on campus, colleges and universities are taking steps to smooth the path from community college to four-year programs.
The Warrior-Scholar Project partners with Georgetown University and other elite schools to prepare transitioning military members for college applications, classroom rigors, campus social environments, and civilian life.
For many students, accumulating credentials step-by-step can be a more realistic route to completion—and more responsive to the needs of a growing workforce seeking new skills.
“No one in higher education can afford to be complacent,” The Chronicle of Higher Education cautions in its new trends report. Here are five highlights shaping the future of access and affordability.