Here you will find reports and publications featuring data from the Annual Surveys of Higher Education in Prison Programs.
The Landscape of Higher Education in Prison reports provide a descriptive overview of the field of higher education in prison during the 2018-2019, 2019-2020, and 2020-2021 academic years. The data reported here is collected from the Annual Survey of Higher Education in Prison Programs and is made public through the National Directory of Higher Education in Prison Programs.
This brief report from the Higher Education in Prison Landscape Project outlines the potential impacts of Pell restoration on the field of higher education in prison. Using original qualitative data from interviews with 12 higher education in prison programs and quantitative data from the 2020 Understanding the Landscape of Higher Education in Prison national survey, the analysis focuses on persistent funding challenges that the Pell grant alone cannot address.
This report offers information about the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on higher education in prison programs. The data used for this report come from two sources: 1) the 2020 Annual Survey of Higher Education in Prison Programs, and 2) the Understanding the Landscape of Higher Education in Prison Programs Survey.
The Understanding the Landscape of Higher Education Prison Survey (Landscape Survey) was designed as a confidential follow-up to the 2020 Annual Survey of Higher Education in Prison Programs, distributed by the Alliance for Higher Education in Prison. The Landscape Survey contained 93 questions designed to collect both descriptive and open-ended responses from participants about their college-in-prison programs during the 2018/2019 academic year. Included within this survey were specific questions about student, staff and volunteer demographics, program funding, student enrollment and admissions, program goals, and program evaluation.
Are you looking for examples to support the launch or growth of your own program? The National Directory includes a Document Library populated with administrative documents submitted by higher education in prison programs.
The documents currently available are: Admissions Application, By Laws, Curriculum, Faculty Handbook, FAFSA, Memorandum of Understanding, Organizational Chart, Re-entry Guide, Staff Handbook, Strategic Plan, Student Handbook, Volunteer Handbook.