Higher Education

Center for MSIs’ #MeetTheMatch campaign shares stories to encourage social giving

At Minority-Serving Institutions across the country, students and faculty benefit from the work of Penn GSE’s Center for MSIs. In the last year alone, the Center, run by Marybeth Gasman, has produced in-depth reports, offered research fellowships, created a guide to graduate school for students at MSIs, and run a conference for early-career MSI faculty.

PennAHEAD report finds gap in degree attainment between rich and poor families rising

Students from the wealthiest families in the United States are eight times more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree by age 24 than their counterparts from the lowest earning families.

That reality — detailed in a new report released Tuesday by the Pell Institute and Penn GSE’s Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy (PennAHEAD) — is one factor driving growing economic inequality, according to PennAHEAD director Laura Perna

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