Rural Students in Postsecondary Education

Research done by the CSSR on Rural Students in Postsecondary Education aims to understand rural students' educational trajectories and experiences, from K-12, into college, and beyond. This investigation requires a better understanding of the postsecondary institutions that these students most often attend. Additionally, understanding rural college students' movement into, through, and out of college requires insight into the rural contexts in which they live, work, and study. Thus, our work also includes examination of place, geography, and student mobility.

Recent presentations:

Manly, C.A., Kommers, S., & Wells, R. S. (2018,  April). Who are rural students? How definitions of rurality affect research on college access and success. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in New York, NY.

Kommers, S., Manly, C. A., & Wells, R. S. (2018, April). Rural students’ engagement in college: How do institutional characteristics matter? Roundtable presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in New York, NY.