NEBHE’s Policy & Research team is actively tracking and analyzing:

  • Higher education and workforce trends at the institutional, system, sector, regional and national levels
  • State and national datasets to answer urgent policy questions
  • Federal and state higher education and workforce legislation and policies
  • Policy opportunities, challenges, best practices and lessons learned

The Policy & Research team regularly visits states to provide topical presentations and briefings to legislative committees and stakeholder groups in order to inform policy making and regional collaboration. Members of the 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.