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CPRS Select Ongoing Projects

December 30, 1899


The American College President Study (ACPS)​
The American College Pr​esident Study (ACPS), launched by ACE in 1986, is the oldest, most comprehensive and in-depth source of information about the life and work of college and university presidents from all sectors of American higher education. With generous support from the TIAA Institute, CPRS released the eighth edition of the ACPS in June 2017.
Analysis of National Postsecondary Student Aid Survey Data: Post-Traditional Learner Profiles
CPRS is developing the first-ever comprehensive profile of post-traditional learners—including working, service member, single parent, and underrepresented minority learners—to better define and understand how such students pay for college and at what rates they attain degrees. 
Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education: A Status Report

With generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, CPRS is undertaking a new initiative to examine gaps and progress in educational attainment for historically underrepresented student populations. This new effort will provide a data-informed foundation to help build the case for policies and practices that support the needs of students, faculty, and staff of color in higher education, and builds on ACE’s longstanding Minorities in Higher Education Status Report. ​

Community College Student Success

With support from Hobsons, this quantitative research series aims to better understand the impact of pre-college and college-level characteristics on upward transfer, degree completion, and early labor market success for community college students.​

Research Support for ACE’s Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement (CIGE) ​
CPRS provides research support for ACE’s Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement (CIGE) on a variety of projects, such as CIGE’s work on mapping Internationalization​, internationalization in action and good practices for international higher education partnerships
Minority-Serving Institutions Issue and Policy Brief Series
In September 2015, CPRS introduced an issue and policy brief series on public finance and minority-serving institutions (MSIs)​. CPRS researchers and invited scholars use Delta Cost Project data and other relevant data sources to explore the financial profiles of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, tribal colleges and universities, and Hispanic-serving institutions, and consider the financial sustainability of these vital institutions. 


Higher Ed Spotlight
Higher Ed Spotlight ​is a collection of infographics that cover relevant and timely issues of interest to higher education stakeholders. CPRS graduate research associates identify topics and conduct analysis for many of CPRS’ Higher Ed Spotlight infographics.
Higher Education Today (ACE’s Blog Platform)​

CPRS provides commentary and analysis on today’s most pressing concerns and innovative practices in higher education policy and research. Posts have explored issues such as campus climate, higher education rating systems, and food insecurity on campus. 

Other ACE News

  • September 19, 2018

    Today's Headlines

    HEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education News

    Starting next fall, the University of Pennsylvania will offer what it says is the first online bachelor’s degree at an Ivy League college . . . Inside Higher Ed writes about the Alamo Colleges District in Texas, which has seen successes with its...

  • ACE Annual Meeting

    September 19, 2018

    ACE2019 Image

    Register Now for ACE2019

    Registration is open for ACE2019, ACE’s 101st Annual Meeting, March 9-12, 2019, in Philadelphia, PA.Nearly 2,000 college and university leaders from deans to presidents will gather at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown for the nation’s most...

  • Student Mobility

    September 18, 2018

    Fees for Student and Exchange Visitor Program Set to Increase

    The proposal to increase programs fees for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program may have a negative impact on international students, scholars, and higher education institutions, according to ACE and 14 other higher education associations.

  • Innovative Practices

    September 17, 2018

    Innovative Leadership

    College Presidents Finding New Ways to Lead Amid Growing Challenges

    A newly released ACE report highlights how innovative college and university presidents are rising to a variety of daily challenges and empowering their own campuses to take risks and respond strategically.

  • Budget and Appropriations

    September 17, 2018

    Stairs leading up

    Spending Package for FY 2019 Includes Boosts for Pell Grants, NIH, Career and Technical Education

    Congress has reached an agreement on an appropriations package for FY 2019 that includes a $100 increase in the maximum Pell Grant award and a $2 billion boost in funding for the National Institutes of Health, among other priorities for higher...


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