The Mission of the Research Institute is to give voice to the postsecondary education needs of the Dallas College community.
The Institute focuses on action research to evaluate access to education, the factors affecting it, and its impact on social and economic mobility. The Institute aspires to produce impactful research results at the local, state, and regional levels. Through an innovative and robust research agenda, we explore ways to strategically support student success and to drive further innovation through external publication.
Much of our current agenda focuses on leading Dallas College to positively impact the Metroplex and to help North Texas reach the goals of the Texas Higher Education Board's
Building a Talent Strong Texas plan. Specific areas of research include regional education attainment, return on investment, the college-going rate, student debt, and long-term academic and workforce outcomes.
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