Colin Hill
Research Analyst
Postsecondary Education

Hill (he/him) works in MDRC’s Postsecondary Education Policy area, with a focus on improving access, achievement, and completion rates for community college students with low incomes. Past projects include Encouraging Additional Summer Enrollment (EASE)CUNY Start, and Men of Color College Achievement (MoCCA). Currently, Colin provides technical assistance on data-driven program management as part of the Scaling Up College Completion Efforts for Student Success (SUCCESS) project, manages data acquisition and processing on the long-term follow-up study of ASAP Ohio, and conducts methodological research as part of The Higher Education Randomized Control Trial (THE-RCT), which provides resources and tools for professionals in the field to improve postsecondary education research, including a restricted access file containing individual-level data on over 65,000 students from more than 30 RCTs. Additionally, Colin led the programming for the Intervention Return on Investment Tool, which launched in April 2022. Outside of his projects, Colin co-leads the Queer Affinity Group and the Affinity Group for Discussions of Data Science Ethics, and he serves as an elected representative on the bargaining team of Social Policy Workers United. Prior to joining MDRC in 2019, Colin worked in curriculum development and research at the Oceans of Data Institute, a workgroup at the global nonprofit Education Development Center dedicated to transforming education through data literacy. He graduated from Yale University with a bachelor’s degree in statistics and data science and education studies.



Positive Outcomes from the ASAP Ohio Demonstration


Six-Year Findings from the ASAP Ohio Demonstration


Early Implementation Findings from a Study of the Male Student Success Initiative