High Impact Practices and Low-Income Student Success: What Works?

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Yes We Must Coalition

This report brings together representative examples of recent evidence-based literature regarding practices and policies that support the success of low-income students. Research in this area is limited by a preponderance of short-duration, single-institution studies as well as samples derived from institutions with high percentages of low-income students but with results not always specifically broken down by income or other demographic categories. With these caveats, some conclusions can be drawn based on general consistency of the findings. The report sorted the most important areas where change can make a difference for low-income students into two categories, those that shape the college experience and those that support the student as the experience unfolds.

access to higher education, low-income students, college student experience