We know that each and every person – regardless of their background, race, or circumstance – can benefit from higher education and, in turn, that education benefits families, communities, and our nation as a whole. We identify obstacles facing today’s students as they work to get to – and through – college and we provide the research and analytic tools needed to address them.
Promoting opportunity through the following focus areas
Higher education can be a pathway to economic security, social mobility, and society-wide value – but only if students complete a degree or credential of value.
Data & Transparency
Our system of higher education is data-rich but information-poor.
Need-based aid does more than make college more affordable – it makes college possible.
Equitable College Admissions
Higher education is a door, but recruitment, admissions, and enrollment policies and practices dictate how wide that door is open.
Strong Outcomes for All Students
All institutions and programs should deliver value to students.