Alyssa Ratledge
Alyssa Ratledge
Research Associate
Postsecondary Education

Ratledge joined MDRC in 2012. As a research associate in the Postsecondary Education policy area, she works closely with community colleges, technical colleges, and open- and broad-access institutions to implement and evaluate programs aimed at improving graduation rates for students. Her primary areas of focus are student support programs, developmental (remedial) education, and financial aid innovations. She also leads MDRC’s rural higher education work. Ratledge has authored MDRC reports for several studies, placed articles in peer-reviewed journals, and written for publications including The Hill, Higher Ed Dive, and Community College Daily. Ratledge holds a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Brown University.

Products

Issue Focus

A Synthesis of the Research for Employers and Local Governments

Toolkit

Putting Evidence to Work for Student Support

Report

How an Additional Quantitative Reasoning Course Could Affect Student Access and Success

Brief

Participating in a College Support Program During the Pandemic and Beyond

Brief

Early Lessons from SUCCESS

Brief

Here’s What Institutions and State Agencies Need to Know

Report

Three Years of the Detroit Promise Path Program for Community College Students

Issue Focus

A Statewide Education Collaboration That Centers on Rural Communities

Issue Focus

College Access Strategies in Rural Communities of Color

Issue Focus

What States and Colleges Need to Know

Issue Focus

Rapid Innovation and Ideas for the Future

Issue Focus

Adapting the Evidence for 2020 and Beyond