Men of Color: A Role for Policymakers in Improving the Status of Black Male Students in U.S. Higher Education

Participation from a wide variety of stakeholders, including colleges and universities, community-based organizations, and foundations, is key to improving college readiness, postsecondary educational outcomes, and degree-attainment rates for Black men, says this report from the Institute for Higher Education Policy.

Student success

Economic Diversity Among Selective Colleges

Many high-achieving low-income students do not attempt to attend highly selective U.S. colleges and institutions because of perceived price barriers, says this report from the Institute for Higher Education Policy. The report explores the use of no-loan programs as a way to influence students’ ability to succeed in college. More »

Effective practices

Supporting First-Generation College Students Through Classroom-Based Practices

This report, from the Institute for Higher Education Policy, provides a roadmap of promising practices and supports being used by 30 Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) to foster academic success among first-generation college students. More »

News release

New web site collects evidence-based research on higher education issues for policymakers

With support from Lumina Foundation, the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) launches PolicyDirect (—a web resource that gathers academic research on college preparation, financial aid, productivity, and student success. More »

Effective practices

The Role of Minority-Serving Institutions in National College Completion Goals

Minority-Serving Institutions have become leaders in educating, serving, and graduating low-income, first-generation, and minority students and, therefore, play a central role in improving U.S. college completion rates, contends this report from the Institute for Higher Education Policy. The publication is the first in a series of reports from Lumina’s MSI Models of Success program. More »

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