National Directory of Higher Education in Prison Programs

Find more information about higher education in prison programs and connect with people who are working in this dynamic field.

The Landscape of Higher Education in Prison 2019-2019 (a report cover)

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How to Use the National Directory

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Colleges and Universities

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Academic Institutions

Resources for Practitioners

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About the PRoject

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. Today, working with our partners at 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 for Higher Education will launch the National Directory of Higher Education in Prison Programs (2020), which will serve as a comprehensive resource for people seeking information about college in prison programs in the United States. Learn more...

Suggested Citation:

National Directory of Higher Education in Prison Programs. (2020, December). Alliance for Higher Education in Prison. Retrieved from https://www.higheredinprison.org/national-directory

Database Updated:

December 1, 2020

Last Annual Survey:

April 24, 2020

Program Data From:

Academic Year 2018–2019

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Higher Education in Prison Landscape Project

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: