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January 21, 2014

States Investing More in Higher Ed., New Report Shows

After years of declining state appropriation for higher education, overall spending on public colleges and universities is up 5.7 percent.

September 27, 2012

19 Percent of Households Have Student-Loan Debt

Student-loan debt is expanding to more American households, according to a new analysis.

June 22, 2012

Administration Makes Economic Case for College

US Department of Treasury releases report highlighting economic value of college on same day President Obama urges Congress to keep student loan rates affordable.

June 18, 2012

NRC Pushes Investment in U.S. Research Universities

National Research Council releases report urging increased government investment in higher education research efforts.

May 09, 2012

Brookings Panel Suggests Reforms to State Aid for College Students

Financial aid experts recommend changes to state grant programs to help most-needy students and encourage college completion.

March 16, 2012

Colleges Increasingly Rely on Tuition as Public Support Drops

New report from executives in higher education reveals drop in per student college funding from state and local government, while tuition increases rise to make up the difference

February 22, 2012

Revisiting the Hypothesis That Tuition Rises With Student Aid

New paper from the Center for College Affordability and Productivity offers updated view of William Bennett's hypothesis about the link between increased financial aid and rising tuition costs.

February 02, 2012

Community Colleges Work to Support Struggling Students

Community colleges have their work cut out for them in closing the gap between student aspirations and results, a new report finds.

January 27, 2012

Obama Outlines Details of College Affordability Proposals

The president is pushing a series of initiatives aimed at pressuring colleges to keep tuition down and making it easier for families to compare financial aid packages.

January 25, 2012

Obama Calls on Colleges to Rein in Costs, Urges Support for Students

President Obama's focus on college access and affordability in last night's State of the Union Address was welcomed in the higher education community. But his strong language of putting colleges "on notice" to rein in tuition costs left some wondering how that could be achieved in the current econom...

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