NEBHE’s Policy and Research arm serves as a resource to education, government, and business leaders throughout New England. It seeks to provide timely information, research and analysis on issues related to higher education and workforce development to decision-makers and the public throughout New England. Members of the Policy and Research team have experience engaging with New England state and regional leaders on issues such as graduate employability; affordability; early college, dual and concurrent enrollment; college readiness; college completion; institutional cost; and performance-based funding.

In conjunction with The New England Journal of Higher Education, the Policy and Research team is engaged in several regional and national initiatives, including:

Policy Analysis

Policy and Research engages our vast regional and national network to perform policy analysis on a variety of topics in higher education, including: legislative session summaries and budget breakdowns; undocumented students and access to higher education; economic impact of higher education; early college, dual and concurrent enrollment; college completion; reinventing the university; productivity; economic funding models; and public policy.

State Policy Presentations

The Policy and Research team regularly visits states to provide topical presentations and briefings to legislative committees and stakeholder groups in order to inform policymaking and regional collaboration.

See State Insights to explore key higher education data in each New England state