The mission of the Higher Education Research Institute is to inform educational policy and promote institutional improvement through an increased understanding of higher education and its impact on college students.
We accomplish this mission by:
Our research model focuses on longitudinal research, which is the best way we know to assess change.
We seek to disseminate our research through professional journal publications, books, workshops, and conference presentations.
We also assist colleges and universities in using both our research findings and their own institutional data to foster institutional understanding and improvement.