Following Tuesday’s elections, analysts expect the coming months to bring increased scrutiny of the Education Department, minimal progress on the Higher Education Act, and varied state efforts to address college access and affordability. Here’s a round-up of key results.
Two reports find that public universities, facing budget and ranking pressures, have made college less affordable and accessible for low-income students and students of color in their states.
Universities have long stated their intent to hire more Black faculty, but very few institutions have made significant progress.
Signaling that free-college programs could be moving into the mainstream, a number of candidates are running on college-affordability proposals this election cycle.
Dallas-based Paul Quinn College—the nation’s first urban work college—plans to create a network of urban institutions interested in adopting the work-college model to curb intergenerational poverty.