Our Research

Small Town, Big Talent: Identifying and Supporting Academically Promising Students in Rural Areas

Small Town, Big Talent

A qualitative study of academic enrichment and college readiness programs in rural communities that offers best practices to support academic talent.

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The Excellence Gap is Growing

The Excellence Gap is Growing

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Persistence: The Success of Students Who Transfer from Community Colleges to Selective Four-Year Institutions

Persistence: The Success of Students Who Transfer from...

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First-Year Student Support: Supporting High-Achieving First-Year Students at Public Two-Year Institutions

First-Year Student Support: Supporting High-Achieving First-Year Students at...

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Equal Talents, Unequal Opportunities, Second Edition: A Report Card on State Support for Academically Talented Low-Income Students

Equal Talents, Unequal Opportunities, Second Edition: A Report Card on State Support for Academically Talented Low-Income Students

Despite small signs of progress, state policies nationwide continue to fail to support the needs of high-ability students with financial need. In addition to examining individual state policies, this second edition of...

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Making College Affordable: Providing Low-Income Students with the Knowledge and Resources Needed to Pay for College

Making College Affordable: Providing Low-Income Students with the Knowledge and Resources Needed to Pay for College

This report examines the numerous barriers preventing low-income students from enrolling and persisting in college, including concerns over high tuition and fees, lack of clarity on award amounts and duration, and a l...

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