Austin Slaughter is a technical research associate in MDRC’s Postsecondary Education policy area. He manages the technical work—randomizing study participants, collecting and processing data, estimating impacts and costs, and creating data visualizations—for two randomized controlled trial evaluations: Scaling Up College Completion Efforts for Student Success (SUCCESS) and Montana 10. Slaughter also led the development of MDRC’s Intervention Return on Investment Tool for Community Colleges, contributed to the creation of The Higher Education Randomized Controlled Trial (THE-RCT) data file, and authored the final report of the CUNY Start evaluation.
Prior to joining MDRC, Slaughter conducted postsecondary education research at Research for Action, the University of Michigan, and the Michigan Department of Education. He holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Tyler. Slaughter is a first-generation college graduate, which drives his passion for postsecondary education policy and research.