A higher-education institution has to participate in an accreditation review every five to ten years to stay accredited.
EdStat: As of 2012-2013, Seven Regional Accreditors Collectively Oversaw the Colleges that Enrolled Over 90% of All U.S. College Students
Over the course of 200 years, accreditors transformed from voluntary college associations into the gatekeepers for billions of dollars of public aid.
As the rising costs of tuition and fees outpace increases in financial aid and student debt skyrockets, there has never been a more critical time to bring innovation to our higher education system.
EdStat: Total State and Local Spending on Higher Education Increased by 13.5 Percent (in Inflation-Adjusted Terms) from 1987 to 2015 Nationwide
The student population increased far more rapidly than state spending during the same period of time.
EdStat: State and Local Funding for Higher Education has Declined to $7,152 per Student Enrolled in a Public Two- or Four-Year School
Even though states are spending more overall on higher education, these increases have not kept pace with enrollment growth.
Doug Webber looks at state spending decisions to determine the relationship between higher-education funding declines and increases in other categories.
EdStat: Taxpayers Have Filed for Over Thirty Billion Dollars in Credits and Deductions for College Expenses They Paid in 2017
What impact do these tax benefits have on education?
As States Cut Back, Where Has the Money Gone?
Taxpayers have filed for over thirty billion dollars in credits and deductions for college expenses they paid in 2017.
Students who drop out rack up debt without getting the benefits that come with having earned a degree.
Over one million students drop out of college each year, and colleges do little to bring them back.
A number of large-scale reforms have given students more options for completing remediation quickly, and more ways to avoid it altogether.
EdStat: 1,700 Students Begin a Computer-Science Master’s Degree Through Georgia Tech’s Online Program Each Year
Georgia Tech’s online program is the largest computer-science master’s degree program in the United States—and possibly the world.
When college professors ban laptops, students complain about hand cramps and an inability to read their own handwritten notes.
Can Georgia Tech’s virtual master’s increase access to education?
Congress can take significant steps in the next Higher Education Act toward designing a system that will better serve both borrowers and taxpayers and generate evidence to support bolder policymaking in the future.
Supporters of free college proposals in the U.S. often look to Europe for case studies, but Chile may actually provide a better comparative study.
Making federal student aid programs simpler and easier for students to navigate is a key goal of efforts to reauthorize the Higher Education Act .
What will 2018 bring? I asked some experts for their best predictions on four key questions.
New data allow for the most comprehensive assessment to date of student debt and default.
The Dell Scholars program improves students’ year-over-year college persistence, academic achievement, and bachelor’s degree attainment.
Perhaps these studies went widely unnoticed because they contradict popular narratives about student debt that imply the loan program ought to be more generous and lenient.
Higher education today gives analysts, policymakers, and critics so much to fret about that we haven’t been paying nearly enough heed to the quality and value of the product itself.