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Higher education equity is essential for promoting social justice and equal opportunities. It ensures that individuals from all backgrounds, regardless of their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or other demographic factors, have equal access to and opportunities within higher education. Our research helps identify and understand disparities in access, retention, and outcomes, and provides evidence-based recommendations to address them.


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The Pell Institute is the first research institute to specifically examine the issues affecting educational opportunity for low-income, first-generation, and disabled college students. Learn more about the Pell Institute, including our mission, purpose, goals, and history.