PROJECTMemos to Congress and the Administration on Higher Education

The federal role in higher education has grown over the past two decades, and now, a new administration has the opportunity to strengthen policies that support students and their colleges and universities. To help inform these decisions, we offer a series of memos written by a bipartisan group of scholars and policy analysts and rooted in an understanding of the importance and limits of the federal role in higher education.

These memos are based on four principles: (1) the federal government should subsidize higher education, especially for students with limited opportunities; (2) the federal government should collect and disseminate information that can improve market function; (3) the federal government must set basic eligibility standards for students and institutions; and (4) the federal government should support research conducted on college and university campuses.

Our experts draw upon these principles and an abundance of evidence to offer policy recommendations in 10 critical areas of higher education.

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Research Areas Education
Tags Higher education Higher Education Act
Policy Centers Center on Education Data and Policy