We seek to identify and scale effective practices that improve student success in higher education.
Even as access to higher education has significantly expanded, we still struggle to help students complete their credentials and secure a strong return on their investments. Colleges need sound evidence to identify ways to support students’ financial, social, and academic needs.
We support research to uncover the most effective programs and practices that will pave the way for success among all students, especially those underserved by the current system. Over the past several years, high-quality evaluations have identified several programs with the potential to substantially increase student success. Arnold Ventures works to continue building the evidence base and to secure policies and investments to scale up what works.