Optimism for Student Voter Turnout

Inside Higher Ed cites various ways IDHE helps promote political engagement on college campus, particularly its NSLVE data and a new report with recommendations for institutions.

Student Voter Turnout on the Rise

Voting participation among Yale students rose from 32.7 percent in the 2012 presidential election to 56.7 percent in 2016, according to a report from the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement, or the NSLVE.

How Colleges Ignite Civic Engagement

“We’ve been so scared of appearing partisan or political that we’re really not educating for democracy,” says Nancy Thomas, director of the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education, at Tufts University.

Is Civic Education Effective?

For the past three years the NSLVE, a program run by Tufts University’s Institute for Democracy and Higher Education, has given institutions a baseline measure of how many students are voting