The Postsecondary National Policy Institute
The leading source of professional development for current and prospective federal policymakers who work on higher education issues.
PNPI is the leading source of professional development for current and prospective policymakers who work on federal higher education issues. The only program of its kind in the postsecondary space, PNPI’s professional development events provide participants with an opportunity to consider a full range of higher education topics, while engaging in constructive dialogue with postsecondary leaders, researchers and their peers. In addition, PNPI publishes primers, factsheets and research summaries on a full-range of postsecondary issues that are posted and regularly updated on their website
What We Do
Summaries of recent postsecondary research reports
Postsecondary issue primers
Higher education stats grouped by themes
More about how PNPI supports congressional staff working on higher education issues
More about how PNPI is working to “build the bench” of future federal policymakers
VIDEOS & PODCASTS
Listen to higher education related podcasts, view testimonials from PNPI events and watch animations related to postsecondary topics.
A primer on higher education accreditation. Introduction Accreditation is the process of recognizing that an institution of higher educ...
A primer on Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs), what they are, who they serve and the related federal grant program. Incorporated...
By Selena Cardona A recent report, Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States, represents an ongoing collaboration betw...
By Austin Birchell The Federal Reserve of New York recently published a report entitled Despite Rising Costs, College Is Still a Good I...
A primer on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), what they are, who they serve and the related federal grant program. ...
By Selena Cardona The Pew Research Center recently published a study noting that the overall number of undergraduate students has incre...
A background primer on Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs). Updated June 2019...