Postsecondary Education

Mathematica is a leader in designing and conducting postsecondary education studies and in working with postsecondary stakeholders to generate and use evidence to inform decision making. Our work includes evaluations of interventions designed to increase persistence and completion of college, studies of program and institutions designed to increase minority student enrollment and success in higher education, and data collection and analysis on important trends in postsecondary education including in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields (STEM). 

Rigorous and Relevant Evaluations: We have evaluated a variety of postsecondary programs designed to increase credential completion and career success. We have worked closely with clients to develop research designs that use a variety of research methods to ensure high quality data and actionable analysis.

Data Analytics: We have analyzed data to examine the impact of programs designed to improve racial and ethnic minority students’ success in higher education, especially in science, technology, engineering, and math fields (STEM).

Program and Evaluation TA: We have provided technical assistance to help colleges develop, implement, and assess a wide variety of college programs, including such diverse topics as workforce development, financial literacy, and assessment of non-academic competencies.

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  • What Works Clearinghouse
    What Works Clearinghouse

    The What Works Clearinghouse collects, reviews, and reports on studies of education interventions. The growing focus on evidence-based decision making has increased demand for this type of information.

  • Study of College Transition Messaging in GEAR UP

    This study is testing the effectiveness of text messages as an approach to advise GEAR UP students as they transition to and study in their first year of college.

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