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The Research Group for Higher Education Research & Policy (CHERP) is an interdisciplinary research group focused on equity, diversity, access, persistence, and contemporary policy issues.

Our Mission

  1. To conduct high-quality research that furthers understanding of higher and postsecondary education, attends to major policy issues within that arena, and answers important questions concerning individuals’ access to, progress through, and success in higher education.
  2. To provide a nationally-recognized and highly-productive collegial environment for research training for persons from a wide variety of backgrounds, including undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, faculty members, and practitioners.
  3. To share our collective expertise and knowledge about higher education, equity/diversity, and student success in college with both internal and external constituents including OSU campuses, policymakers, families, educational and school district leaders, and professional associations, to name a few.