Access to Higher Education

The pathway between high school or community colleges and four-year institutions is increasingly important. Students are an integral part of an overall enrollment strategy, but what is being done to make the transition a smooth one for students?

What are we doing about it?

The College of Education is conducting research on:

  • Creating pathways into higher education
  • Effective practices for student transition from high school and two-year institutions to four-year institutions
  • Educational institutions and financing leadership
  • Experiences of international students in American higher education institutions
  • College student access and success, particularly for students attending two-year public community colleges and private for-profit colleges
  • The use of social media and texting in enhancing the community building and success of community college student
  • Impacts of summer bridge programs 

Who is doing it?

Professor, Educational Policy Studies & Practice, Regina Deil-Amen
Associate Professor of Practice, Educational Psychology, Heidi Burross
Associate Professor, Educational Policy Studies & Practice, Nolan Cabrera
Professor, Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies, Julio Cammarota
Assistant Dean, Research, Sara Chavarria
Director, Native SOAR, Amanda Cheromiah
Vice Provost, Student Success and Retention Innovation, Cynthia Demetriou
Assistant Vice Provost, Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Initiatives, Marla Franco
Professor, Educational Policy Studies & Practice, Jenny Lee
Assistant Professor, Educational Policy Studies & Practice, JD Lopez
Department Head, Education Policy Studies & Practice, Gary Rhoades
Associate Professor, Disability & Psychoeducational Studies, Desiree Vega