Our primary research reveals how people make education happen

We create highly anticipated research reports which have been featured in a number of publications including Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, and USA Today.
How America Pays for College 2023

Our study looks at how families paid for college and their perceptions about the value of higher education.

See how families pay for college

How America Completes College 2022

Our study looks at student’s journey to college graduation, barriers to completion, and opportunities to support their success.

Learn what leads to college success

College Confidence: What America knows about paying for college

Our research examines what college-bound students and parents know about financial aid, the FAFSA®, scholarships and student loans.

Explore high school families’ understanding of college financing

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How America Plans for Post-secondary Education 2020

This research report expands our understanding of how high school students and their parents save and plan to pay for higher education.

See how families are planning for higher education

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Majoring in Money 2019

This report explores how college students, college graduates, and young adults who left college without completing their program approach their personal finances.

See how young people manage their money

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How America Saves for College 2018

Our report explores how parents with children younger than 18 are preparing financially for their child's education.

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How America Pays for Graduate School 2017

Our report looks at grad students’ actions and attitudes toward graduate school.

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How America Values College


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