Higher education is failing many borrowers of color, and identifying solutions will require collecting better data.
The Unwatched Watchdogs
Those Left Behind
Addressing the $1.5 Trillion in Federal Student Loan Debt
Bolstering the Public Voice in Accreditation
The public and Congress need to pay more attention to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ deregulatory strategy for education.
States must take legislative action in order to ensure that the coursework to receive a high school diploma is the same for college admissions eligibility.
The Office of Federal Student Aid has the ability to run more like a private business; here’s what that means for its effectiveness and outcomes.
Congress has the opportunity to repeal the ban on Pell Grants and breathe fresh air into higher education programs inside of state and federal prisons.
Regulatory changes would weaken the ability of accreditors to serve as watchdogs over colleges and remove mechanisms to hold accreditors responsible for oversight.
Newly proposed legislation will help colleges identify ways to better serve students of all backgrounds.
Big-time college sports distort the reality of black male students’ experience on college campuses, so much so that black male athletes represent a sizable chunk of black men in Power Five schools.
The PROTECT Students Act would increase consumer protections for students and improve oversight of higher education.
Leaving students in the lurch should come with a cost for the leaders of colleges.
Congress should use the likely reauthorization of the Higher Education Act to codify standards for student loan servicing and improve the system for borrowers.
Surprising new data show that part-time Pell Grant recipients are doing better than their peers, but four-year colleges are not serving Pell students well.
In the next reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, Congress should take action to improve the U.S. college accreditation system and ensure that all students are guaranteed a high-quality education that meets their needs.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ regulatory rollback would water down quality in higher education and create a recipe for fraud.
A collaborative effort between the Center for American Progress and Higher Learning Advocates, informed by discussions with a range of stakeholders, highlights the need for gatekeeping and continuous improvement in the oversight of federal funds for postsecondary education.