Pathways to College Network

The Pathways to College Network is an alliance of national partners working collaboratively to improve college access and success for underserved students directed by the Institute for Higher Education Policy. Pathways advances college opportunity by promoting the use of research-based policies and practices, the development of new research that is both rigorous actionable, and the alignment of efforts across middle school, high school, and higher education in order to improve college access and success for underserved students. Resources developed by the Pathways to College Network partners to support this work include:

  • An online searchable library of over 2,000 research studies.
  • Online resources and tools on developing effective marketing techniques to increase college participation, materials for college access practitioners and families that promote college readiness, state-level policies and resources related to student achievement and college success, a national directory of college access programs, and tools to help school leaders plan, organize, and implement secondary school redesign efforts.
  • Original reports and issue briefs focused on four key areas: Academic preparation and support, college access and information, financial aid and affordability, and college success.  For example, read a popular Pathways to College Network publication, Removing Roadblocks to Rigor: Linking Academic and Social Supports to Ensure College Readiness and Success.

For more information, visit the Pathway's Web site at www.pathwaystocollege.net or send an e-mail to pcn@ihep.org.