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The Institute for Higher Education Leadership & Policy (IHELP) conducts research and applies knowledge and evidence to produce actionable recommendations to improve policy, practice, and leadership for postsecondary readiness and success. Our research, evaluation, technical assistance, policy development, and other services inform policy makers, practitioners, and educators. We focus on educational institutions that serve diverse populations whose education is vital for individual success, a healthy society, and a globally competitive economy.

IHELP is located at California State University, Sacramento. As part of the 23-campus California State University, the Institute has access to the expertise of the nation's largest university system. The Institute's location in the state capital provides ready access to policy makers and educators and a unique opportunity to participate in and influence public discourse on higher education policy and practice.

IHELP is a non-profit organization funded privately through grants and contracts. Established in 2001 with initial funding from the California State University Chancellor, the Institute receives financial support from foundations and non-profit organizations including the James Irvine Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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