Politics and Public Policy

Changes in governmental regulation, federal financial aid policies, and public attitudes toward institutions of higher education.

NASBO Fiscal Survey of States, Spring 2022 Edition

The National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO) released a semi-annual report analyzing the fiscal condition of the states, including summary tables of general fund revenues, expenditures, and balances. This spring edition provides an overview of governors' budget proposals. Among the key takeaways for Fiscal 2022:

Report on International Students in Science and Engineering

International Students in Science and Engineering is a policy brief published by the National Foundation for American Policy. International students constitute a significant portion of graduate student populations at U.S. institutions. This benefits American students by allowing domestic universities to offer high-quality academic programs in science and engineering. Foreign nationals who remain in the U.S. after graduation are a source of talent for U.S. employers and contribute to scientific research and technological innovation.

Report on the Condition of Education

The Condition of Education is an annual report mandated by the U.S. Congress that summarizes the latest data on education in the United States. This report uses data collected by various sources such as the National Center for Education Statistics. It is designed to help policymakers and the public monitor educational progress.

The Condition of Education website allows users to explore the data by indicator topics and subgroups: Condition of Education (COE)/Home.