Transatlantic Lessons on Higher Education Access and Completion Policy

Kevin J. Dougherty, Claire Callender


This article explores what England and the United States can learn from each other with
regard to reducing social class and racial/ethnic differences in higher education access
and completion. It focuses on seven policy strands: student information provision;
outreach from higher education institutions; student financial aid; affirmative action or
contextualization in higher education admissions; higher education efforts to improve
retention and completion; performance funding; and degree of reliance on
subbaccalaureate institutions.


USA; England; higher education access; higher education completion; widening participation; English higher education; US higher education

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