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The purpose of the Midwestern Higher Education Compact’s research program is to inform institutional and state efforts in improving postsecondary policies, practices, and outcomes. To this end, MHEC produces timely briefs, reports, and technical papers that assist in the evaluation of postsecondary performance, the analysis of state policies, and the identification of effective institutional practices. The intended audience for MHEC’s research includes commissioners, state legislators and agency staff, institutional and system leaders, and the broader community of higher education researchers. 

Experts in educational policy and research across the nation serve as peer reviewers who formally assess the quality of MHEC’s research briefs and reports. In addition, distinguished members of the Review Panel for State Policy and Performance Evaluation help shape MHEC’s state policy research agenda and serve as peer reviewers of publications that utilize state-level data. For more information, contact Aaron Horn, director for policy research. 

State Policy and Performance Evaluation

Teacher Preparation

Assessments of Institutional Effectiveness

Campus-based Practices for Promoting Student Success

Working Papers and Publications

Additional Resources