Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation Launches $1.7 Million Grant

Thursday, July 26, 2018


Higher education in prison can empower incarcerated students before and after release, but little is actually known about the lasting implication on their lives. The impact of these programs is usually measured by reduced recidivism rates alone. With metrics on performance, efficiency and equity to guide them, those who work in the field could refine their programs to help students stay on track to achieve their higher education and career goals.


The Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) is perfectly positioned to help practitioners define performance metrics that emphasize student success. IHEP has a strong foundation in research and advocacy for underserved students, including the prison population. They have also developed a framework of key performance indicators (KPIs) across the broader field of higher education to help institutions benchmark their successes and identify ways to improve.

With a $1.7 million grant from Great Lakes, IHEP will tap into their expertise developing metrics for traditional college programs to help adapt a set of KPIs that will fit into the higher education in prison space with a focus on student success.

Learn more on the Great Lakes website