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 can access an equitable path to degree completion
Data & Transparency
Our system of higher education is data-rich but information-poor.
Affordability & Need-Based Aid
Need-based aid does more than make college more affordable – it makes college possible.
Barriers in Justice and Education
Nearly 94 percent of adults incarcerated in the United States do not have a postsecondary degree.