The Future of Undergraduate Education: The Future of America

The American Academy of Arts & Sciences' Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education produced this report which takes a comprehensive look at the current state of the quality and accessibility of undergraduate education, how it is changing, and what it will look like in the future. The report outlines several investment, policy and practice recommendations that can make undergraduate education more effective and accessible going forward.

Trends in College Pricing

The College Board takes a comprehensive look at the current trends in the price of higher education across the country, showing wide variation between similar institutions and a continued rise in costs of tuition and housing well above the rate of inflation.

What Free Won’t Fix: Too Many Public Colleges are Dropout Factories

The centrist think tank, Third Way, released this report which demonstrates how high the dropout rates are in public higher education. The report shows how many of these students must take on student loans which they must pay regardless of whether they graduate, saddling themselves with debt and negatively impacting the economy as a whole.

State Higher Education Finance FY 2014

This report by the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) association utilizes the latest possible data to present an overview of the national state of funding for higher education. It compares and tracks revenue sources for institutions across the country and shows how they use their available funds.

The College Board – Trends in College Pricing 2014

The College Board presents and analyzes the latest numbers concerning prices of tuition and compares them to previous years. It finds that, although ever-increasing, the rate of this increase has fallen to three percent for the first time since 1974-1975.

How America Pays for College 2014

An annual national study prepared by Sallie Mae and Ipsos which quantifies and discusses the ways in which families across the U.S. adjust to afford the high cost of higher education.