Too many students leave our higher education system without a degree, feeling ill-prepared for the workforce, and with a low-earning capacity that will not allow them to pay back their debt. This results in both an adverse impact on individual students and our economy as a whole.
Members of Congress must figure out how to not just make college more affordable, but also more valuable for all students and taxpayers making an investment in higher education today.
As Congress considers a long overdue reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, this resource page pulls together findings from independent experts to help elected officials understand approaches to measuring value when it comes to higher education.
Getting a postsecondary credential or degree is more important than ever.
How do we make this a possibility - higher wages, better health, and participation in civic society - more accessible?
Students today have unequal access to quality higher education and institutional behavior needs to better address systemic issues.
College should be a ladder out of poverty, but the system is failing lower-income students. How do we close this gap of opportunity?
There is a leaky pipeline in higher education.
How can we better support students with the resources they need once they’ve made it into college?
There is limited data to support smart decisions about the value of higher education.
Do you believe we need better data in higher ed? What do you think we can do about it?
The higher education landscape is changing.
How can we improve our higher education system to meet the needs of all students?