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The 11 Best Higher Education Publications to Follow

It can be difficult to track the latest trends in higher education. What was true today might not be true tomorrow.

And we all know that there is no shortage to the challenges facing higher education today. Staying up to date requires a student mentality and consistently reading up on ideas to better improve the student experience.

In order to help you find the best resources for your institution, the marketing team at came up with a list of the top 11 higher education publications. Here are some of our favorites:

Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle is both a newspaper and website that presents information aimed at university faculty and student affairs professionals. It’s one of the oldest publications to-date and is considered the top news source within higher ed.

Inside Higher Ed

Based in Washington D.C., Inside Higher Ed is a media company and online publication that provides news, opinion and resources on topics relevant to universities and colleges. It also hosts, “The Key Podcast,” which specializes on candid conversations related to the pandemic, equity and lower-income students.

Insights by Ellucian

If Ellucian is part of your technology stack, this is certainly a site you’re well aware of. Unlike many of the other publications listed, this is a blog written from a vendor point of view on many of the hot button topics within higher education. The blog includes videos, e-books and case studies. Even if you aren’t an Ellucian client, it still has some of the best content available.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

This blog is one of the top sources for higher education related to diversity and equity-related issues. It strives to drive conversations that generate public inequities that exist within academia. Diverse focuses on the latest news, accessibility, hiring and college sports.

EdTech Magazine

One of the top publications that focuses exclusively on technology within higher ed, EdTech Magazine discusses strategies for incorporating cutting edge innovation into the institution. It also provides product reviews, case studies and advice to creating purchase decisions.

Times Higher Education

This blog is geared towards teaching students and parents about the unique intricacies of higher education. It covers the day’s news and events of campuses around the globe.

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

The journal examines a variety of examples of higher ed institutions that have led with the number African American hires, postgraduate degree awards, tenure appointments and other prestigious positions. Their goal is to create a more equitable hiring situation for African Americans within higher ed.

University Business

UB provides coverage of education news, technology, academia and facilities management. They have a robust editorials section with opinions from around the industry. In addition, the magazine has profiles of the top administrators within higher ed.


The non-profit has its own magazine built for the higher education IT community. Its goal is to advance higher education through resources that show best practices and enable professional development. EDUCAUSE Review has won numerous editorial and design awards and is most read by CIOs nationwide.


EdSurge is an initiative provided by the International Society for Technology in Education. The blog focuses on EdTech in higher ed, in addition to K-12. It includes commentary and analysis, newsletters, projects and a weekly podcast.

Campus Technology

Campus Technology has a monthly digital magazine, multiple webinars, newsletters and daily news dealing with education technology on college campuses. The publication is meant to serve as a complete resource for academic and administrative IT leaders in higher education.

Did we miss your go-to resource for higher education news and updates? Let us know and send us your thoughts.