Postsecondary Education

What is the state of postsecondary education in America? Westat studies have examined our nation’s research infrastructure, adult literacy, costs of postsecondary education, performance measurement, and distance education.

Project Highlights

Reporting on educator preparation programs

States and educator preparation programs (EPPs)—both traditional and alternative—are required by law to collect extensive information from the new teacher pipeline, which graduates nearly 200,000 teacher candidates annually. States...

Surveying students about campus sexual assault

Sexual assault and misconduct are growing concerns on college and university campuses across the country. Surveys have found that 1 in 5 women have been sexually assaulted during their...

Training scholars to tackle health disparities

The social and environmental conditions of the places where people live, learn, work, and play can affect their health. These conditions also contribute to disparities in the health of...