Posts Categorized: Publications

On the Climate Crisis: Urgency Isn’t Enough

In May, NEJHE posted A Modest Proposal to Save the Planet, in which a lawyer, an environmentalist and a college success expert called on nonprofit organizations with endowments over $1 billion to invest 10% of their endowments in corporations whose primary business activity is building and operating alternative energy systems based upon the endless supply of the sun's energy and the wind. They con...

Briefly Noted … Complete the FAFSA

New NEBHE brief explores "Closing the FAFSA Gap: FAFSA Completion Rates Among New England’s Low-Income Students" ... Students in the U.S. who do not file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) miss out on $24 billion of federal aid every year, despite being eligible for that assistance. First-generation, low-income students are more likely to pass up this support because they ha...

A Look at Higher Ed’s Value

NEBHE examines how more education means more benefits for individuals who earn postsecondary credentials and for the general public ... Despite the alarming and unsustainable rise of college tuition and fee rates, the greatest cost associated with higher education is still the opportunity cost in terms of lost wages, according to NEBHE’s latest report What’s the Value of Higher Education? I...

Data Connection: Drugs, Rents, PR

Approximate amount physicians in New England received in payments from drug and medical device companies for speaking, travel, education and food and beverages from August 2013 to December 2016: $620,000,000 NEBHE Analysis of ProPublica data Number of New England states among the 20 U.S. "States with the Biggest Drug Problems in 2019," based on 22 key metrics, including arrest and overdose rate...

¿Habla Español? Nuestras Páginas Web de Tuition Break Ahora Presentan Información en Español!

Speak Spanish? Our Tuition Break web pages now have information in Spanish! NEBHE's Tuition Break, the Regional Student Program (RSP) has been helping New England students and families access academic programs out of state at reduced tuition for more than 60 years. In recognition of the region's growing Hispanic population and advice that those families could benefit from accessing college a...

College Affordability: The Price of Public Higher Education in New England

Tuition and fees across New England have risen by 16% ($734) at community colleges and 10% ($1,001) at four-year public institutions since 2012-13, according to NEBHE’s 2017-18 Tuition and Fees Report. The report, published annually by NEBHE's Policy & Research team, takes an in-depth look at the tuition and required fees published by public two- and four-year postsecondary institutions a...

NEBHE Explores “Tradition, Transition and Transformation” of New England Higher Ed

NEBHE convened its Annual Fall Board Meeting near Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire in September on the overarching themes of “Tradition, Transition and Transformation: Sustaining New England’s Higher Education Industry and Advantage.” Over two days, NEBHE delegates explored the impact of changing demography, declining enrollments and opportunities for “demand cultivation” and strat...

NEBHE Announces $59M in Tuition Savings; New Programs Ranging from Audio Engineering to World Languages Education

NEBHE announces 2017-18 Regional Student Program annual report ... The New England Board of Higher Education's Regional Student Program (RSP), also known as Tuition Break, provided more than $59 million in tuition savings in academic year 2017-18 to 8,654 participating students, according to the recently published 2017-18 Annual Report of the New England Regional Student Program (RSP). Th...

Radio Higher Ed Talks with Martha Kanter on College Promise

Through its partnership with RadioHigherEd.com, NEJHE presents a conversation with Martha Kanter, who is leading the College Promise Campaign's national initiative to increase college access, affordability, quality and completion.Kanter is the former U.S. undersecretary of education, where she had oversight responsibility for all federal postsecondary statutory, regulatory and administrative ...

Now Available: 2018 Guide to New England Colleges & Universities

NEBHE's 2018 Guide to New England Colleges & Universities lists key data for public and independent, degree-granting colleges and universities based in New England—such as admissions application deadlines and acceptance rates; faculty-student ratio; enrollment totals and breakdowns for part-time, commuting, female, international and minority students; cost of attendance; and degrees...