Research in Higher Education publishes studies that examine issues pertaining to postsecondary education. The journal is open to studies using a wide range of methods, but has particular interest in studies that apply advanced quantitative research methods to issues in postsecondary education or address postsecondary education policy issues. Among the topics of interest to the journal are: access and retention; student success; equity; faculty issues; institutional productivity and assessment; postsecondary education governance; curriculum and instruction; state and federal higher education policy; and financing of postsecondary education. The journal encourages submissions from scholars in disciplines outside of higher education, and studies from outside the United States that address issues that are of interest to the readership. The journal will on occasion publish short notes of a methodological nature, literature reviews of topics pertaining to postsecondary research, and “research and practice” studies illustrating how postsecondary research can inform decision making.

  • Helps researchers, policymakers, and administrators gain a better understanding of a wide range of issues relating to postsecondary education
  • Covers topics such as student access, retention, and success; faculty issues; institutional assessment; higher education policy; and financing of postsecondary education
Editor-in-Chief
  • Robert Toutkoushian
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Impact
Impact factor: 1.961 (2018)
Five year impact factor: 2.780 (2018)
Speed
Submission to first decision: 62 days
Acceptance to publication: 8 days
Usage
Downloads: 226,806 (2018)

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Electronic ISSN
1573-188X
Print ISSN
0361-0365
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