In 2008, the Prison Studies Project at Harvard University began compiling a list of higher education in prison programs throughout the United States. For the next 10 years, the National Directory of Higher Education Programs in Prison remained a central focus of the Prison Studies Project and an important resource for the higher education in prison community.
In 2019, the Prison Studies Project partnered with the Alliance for Higher Education in Prison to centralize the data collected and support the Alliance's efforts to expand the field of higher education in prison. Today, working with our partners at the Prison Studies Project at Harvard University, the Research Collaborative on Higher Education in Prison at the University of Utah and the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, the Alliance maintains the National Directory of Higher Education in Prison Programs—the most comprehensive resource in the United States for people seeking information about national college in prison programs.
The data included in the National Directory of Higher Education in Prison Programs is gathered through the National Survey of Higher Education in Prison Programs.the annual survey of Higher
Through the Higher Education in Prison Landscape Project, the Alliance convenes and supports people around the country who are working to expand the field of higher education in prison.
The Higher Education in Prison Landscape Project includes: