Consumer Information in Higher Education

April 29, 2019

College choices are among the most consequential decisions individuals make in their lifetimes. Students are entitled to information that meets five principles: simple, salient, comparable, timely, and trusted. Consumer Information in Higher Education describes how research informs these five key principles and recommends improvements to three key consumer information tools in...


Don’t Stop Improving: Supporting Data-Driven Continuous Improvement in College Student Outcomes

March 29, 2019

This issue brief explores how colleges and universities can best use data to help drive student success and offers recommendations to both schools and policymakers. While data-driven evidence is a critical tool for colleges, building a culture of continuous improvement and finding the resources to implement success strategies are equally integral to realizing improvements in...


First Comes Diploma, Then Comes Debt. Unequal Debt Burdens among University of California Undergraduates

March 21, 2019

A new report from the University of California Student Association and The Institute for College Access & Success finds that the lowest income University of California (UC) bachelor’s degree recipients were the most likely to leave school with student loan debt to repay. Students of color are also paying the price; while overall 50 percent of dependent 2017-18 UC bachelor’s...