ACHA Submits Comment on Higher Education Data Collection Funding to U.S. Department of Education

February 14, 2023

The U.S. Department of Education previously requested input and information from the public to identify activities that could be undertaken with newly established authority and funds provided under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022. The Department specifically sought ways to use the funding to support evaluation, data collection, and analysis activities that would increase opportunities for college students while raising the inclusivity of higher education.

In response, ACHA submitted a comment that advocated for the higher education community. Through the comment opportunity, ACHA requested that the Department of Education take action in collecting much-needed data and information on student health and well-being.

ACHA provided the comment ahead of the February 17, 2023, deadline to the Department of Education. The comment specifically requested that the Department of Education look for ways to:

  1. Strengthen health and well-being data collection at the collegiate level;
  2. Strengthen college health and well-being systems;
  3. Advance the health and well-being of college students and communities; and
  4. Help ensure accessible and quality college education.

The Department will review all submitted comments and use these to inform future regulatory actions and initiatives in the field of higher education. Read the full comment here.