This report, commissioned by Jobs for the Future, describes the economic and social imperatives for significantly increasing higher education access and attainment. It also identifies the elements of a new public policy infrastructure needed for large-scale education reform.
This report by Public Agenda explores some of the primary obstacles that many Hispanic students face in seeking higher education, barriers which suggest opportunities for creative public policy to improve college attendance and completion rates among Hispanics.
Policy Alert is a publication series that summarizes important policy findings affecting the future of higher education. This issue finds that states, and higher education in particular, are likely to face very tight budget conditions for the next decade. These findings are based on eight-year projections that update the work of Harold Hovey.
This essay is drawn from discussions of higher education leaders and policy officials at a roundtable convened in June 2002 at New Jersey City University on the relationship between public purposes, policies, and performance of American higher education.
This report is the first to look at what has happened state-by-state to public tuition and fees, state appropriations for higher education, state student financial aid, and personal income for fiscal years 2002 and 2003 (as of December, 2002).