The Pell Institute publishes research and analyses that address equal educational opportunity, particularly the outcomes for low-income, first-generation, and disabled students. Additional publications include occasional papers, policy briefs, and an electronic newsletter.

Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States — 2017 Historical Trend Report

Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States — 2016 Historical Trend Report

Upward Bound — Compilation of Links Providing Documentation with Regard to the Flawed Mathematica Reports from the National Evaluation of Upward Bound


Widening Participation in Higher Education in the United States of America

Setting the Record Straight — Strong Positive Impacts Found from the National Evaluation of Upward Bound

Reflections on Pell — Championing Social Justice through 40 Years of Educational Opportunity

Provisional Admission Practices — Blending Access and Support to Facilitate Student Success

Travelers EDGE — A Model on the Cutting Edge of Corporate College Access and Success Support

Sealing the Gaps — Supporting Low-Income, First-Generation Students at Four-Year Institutions in Texas Post-Transfer

Developing 20/20 Vision on the 2020 Degree Attainment Goal — The Threat of Income-Based Inequality in Education


Bridging the Gaps to Success — Promising Practices for Promoting Transfer Among Low-Income and First-Generation Students

Institutional Policy Brief — Financial Education in TRIO Programs

National Studies Find TRIO Programs Effective at Increasing College Enrollment and Graduation

Addressing Study Error in the National Evaluation of Upward Bound — Do the Conclusions Change?

Assessing the Use and Impact of ECMC Foundation's Realizing the College Dream Curriculum

Graduates of Denver Public Schools — College Access and Success

Moving Beyond Access — College Success for Low-Income, First-Generation Students

Black College Dollars — Scholarships for African-American Students, 2007-2008 Directory

Demography Is Not Destiny — Increasing the Graduation Rates of Low-Income College Students at Large Public Universities

Straight From the Source — What Works for First-Generation College Students

Expanding Access and Opportunity — The Washington State Achievers Scholarship

Indicators of Opportunity in Higher Education, 2005 Status Report

State of College Opportunity in Ohio, 2005

Raising the Graduation Rates of Low-Income College Students

Student Retention and Graduation — Facing the Truth, Living With the Consequences