Peer Mentoring Improves College Success for Lower-Income Students

Students in classIn 2021, Batten Associate Professor Ben Castleman and colleagues posted a working paper demonstrating that peer mentoring delivered at a national scale generated large improvements in college enrollment quality for lower-income students.

In an updated research brief this month, Castleman and Dr. Kelli Bird, assistant professor at the School of Education and Human Development, show a sustained positive effect of peer mentoring on college persistence several years after high school.

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