Our Work

The Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) is committed to improving college access and success in higher education for all students—with a focus on students of color, students from low-income backgrounds, and other historically marginalized populations—by providing timely research to inform public policy decisions.

We envision a world in which all people, regardless of race, background, or circumstance, have the opportunity to reach their full potential by participating and succeeding in higher education.

To achieve this vision, we produce high-quality research, lead evidence-based initiatives, and advocate student-centered, data-informed, and equity-focused policies.