The Center for Postsecondary Research, a research center of the Indiana University School of Education, investigates processes and practices that influence student success and institutional excellence in higher education and promotes those found to be effective.


  1. To support higher education scholars at Indiana University in developing and sustaining high quality, externally funded projects that further the CPR mission.
  2. To advance the field of higher education by conducting, publishing, and presenting meaningful research related to the CPR mission.
  3. To provide resources and services to higher education units, institutions, organizations, and systems—locally, nationally, and internationally—for assessing and improving the quality of higher education.
  4. To support graduate education in Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) and other graduate programs at Indiana University through assistantships and other learning opportunities.


Brian Bridges, Vice President, Research and Member Engagement at United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and Chief Research Officer for UNCF's Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute

Shouping Hu, Center Director, Center for Postsecondary Success and Professor of Higher Education, Florida State University

Vasti Torres, Professor, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education (CSHPE) and Associate Faculty member of Latina/o Studies, University of Michigan


Center for Postsecondary Research
Indiana University School of Education
201 N. Rose Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: 812.856.5824
Email: cpr@indiana.edu Employment Opportunities