Report History, Our Purpose, & Shared Dialogues
The Equity Indicators project is an annual research project that began in 2015. Today’s annual report is the 8th in the series covering the current year 2022. The project brings together again in partnership the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education of the Council for Opportunity in Higher Education with the Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy of the University of Pennsylvania (PennAHEAD). Both organizations have a core mission to promote a more open, equitable, and democratic system of higher education. The Pell Institute, with its historical and ongoing ties to the federal TRIO programs, has a special mission to promote more equitable opportunity for low-income and first-generation students, and students with disabilities. These reports draw from multiple sources of existing data to provide, in one place, indicators that describe trends in equity in postsecondary enrollment, choice, and degree attainment, as well as indicators of college affordability.
ABOUT THE REPORT
The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education of the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) and the University of Pennsylvania Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy (PennAHEAD) announce the release of Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States: 2020 Historical Trend Report.
The purposes of this equity indicators project are to:
- Report the status of higher education equity in the United States and identify changes over time in measures of equity
- Identify policies and practices that promote and hinder progress
- Illustrate the need for increased support of policies, programs, and practices that improve overall attainment in higher education and create greater equity in higher education opportunities and outcomes.
Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy
The Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy, University of Pennsylvania (PennAHEAD), is dedicated to advancing higher education policy and practice that foster open, equitable, and democratic societies. Drawing on the intellectual resources of the University of Pennsylvania and a global alliance of higher education and academic leaders, PennAHEAD achieves its mission by creating knowledge, improving practice, and building capacity. Through engagement with policymakers, institutional leaders, scholars, and practitioners, AHEAD produces research and applies research-based knowledge to address the most pressing issues pertaining to the public purposes of higher education in the U.S. and across the globe.