The Hope Center

Research

We conduct scientifically rigorous and practice-informed action research that explores poorly understood problems affecting #RealCollege students and examine the efficacy of interventions to support #RealCollege students. With all our publications we seek to inform, educate, stimulate and guide people who want to shift the structural conditions and mindsets holding back #RealCollege students.

Our current focus is on research studies that identify areas for improvement and/or evaluating existing practices aimed at addressing #RealCollege issues such as college affordability, improvements to the current financial aid system, and students’ basic needs. In order to do this, we establish and maintain strategic partnerships that emphasize credible findings and survey methods, pursue action-oriented, stakeholder-engaged research, and advance the field(s) of inquiry. 

The work gathered here encompasses the full range of Hope Center research work. You will find policy briefs, white papers and academic articles. We endeavor to make this a useful and easy to access library so that researchers, practitioners, policy makers and journalists can easily review the latest work we are producing.

National Reports

All #RealCollege national surveys conducted by The Hope Center

All Reports

All research reports published by The Hope Center

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The #RealCollege survey is the nation’s largest annual assessment of basic needs security among college students. The survey, which specifically
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The #RealCollege survey is the nation’s largest annual assessment of basic needs security among college students. The survey, created by the Hope
The #RealCollege survey is the nation’s largest annual assessment of basic needs security among college students. The survey, created by the Hope
The #RealCollege survey is the nation’s largest annual assessment of basic needs security among college students. The survey, created by
The #RealCollege survey is the nation’s largest annual assessment of basic needs security among college students. The survey, which specifically
The #RealCollege survey is the nation’s largest annual assessment of basic needs security among college students. The survey, which specifically
In fall 2017, researchers from the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice conducted a large-scale survey to better understand
Poverty remains one of the most serious challenges plaguing Philadelphia, an otherwise ambitious and thriving city on an upward trajectory.
Food insecurity is widespread on American college campuses. Students do not have enough food to feed themselves and sometimes their
In fall 2017, researchers from Temple University and the Wisconsin HOPE Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison conducted a large-scale
Since 2008, the Wisconsin HOPE Lab (now the Hope Center) has examined food and housing insecurity among the nation’s undergraduates.
This report is an in-depth case study of the No Excuses Poverty Initiative at Amarillo College (AC), a midsize community
There is a new economics of college in America. At a time when more people than ever before are turning
Food and housing insecurity among the nation’s community college students threatens their health and wellbeing, along with their academic achievements.
In fall 2016 the Wisconsin HOPE Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT),
In fall 2016 the Wisconsin HOPE Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT),

Journal Articles

Academic articles written by or collaborated on with staff and affiliates at The Hope Center

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Working Papers

Working Papers are pre-publication versions of academic articles, book chapters, or reviews. Working papers posted on this site are typically in progress, under submission, or in press and forthcoming elsewhere.

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Books

Books authored by staff at The Hope Center

Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL. 2016
Goldrick-Rab, S.

 Reinventing Student Aid for the 21st Century.
Harvard Education Press, Cambridge, MA. 2014
Kelly, A. & Goldrick-Rab, S. (Editors).

Book Chapters

Chapters and sections we’ve written or collaborated on

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