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Five Facts to Fix About Higher Education
For 25 years, IHEP has been a champion for improving college access and success. But barriers still keep too many students - low-income students, students of color, stopped-out students, and students who are justice-involved - from participating and succeeding in higher education. This needs to change.
In the spirit of #GivingTuesday, we offer you our 2018 Five Facts to Fix, a collection of shareable images highlighting the challenges that face today's students. Each day, our team commits to providing policymakers and practitioners with innovative solutions that support four key policies priorities - strengthening need-based aid, using data to improve student outcomes, expanding college access for students who are justice-involved, and fostering degree completion for all students.
Share the images below and consider supporting our mission by making a charitable donation to IHEP. Help us continue developing critical policy solutions.
Michelle Asha Cooper, Ph.D.
Institute for Higher Education Policy
- IHEP analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI and U.S. Census Bureau median household income Table H-8.
- http://www.ihep.org/research/publications/blueprint-better-information-recommendations-federal-postsecondary-student & https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/assets/UsingFederalDataToMeasureAndImprovePerformance.pdf (Figure 3-3, pg 26)
- IHEP analysis of the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study, 2004-2009, accessed via: https://nces.ed.gov/Datalab/powerstats/default.aspx