Noncredit Research Collaborative

Peter Bahr


Dr. Peter Bahr serves as Associate Professor in the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at the University of Michigan. Dr. Bahr is a nationally recognized scholar and expert on community colleges, student outcomes, and economic mobility. His research focuses on the role of public postsecondary institutions in creating and advancing educational and economic opportunities for socioeconomically disadvantaged students, marginalized students, students who are older than what is considered typical for undergraduates (i.e., adult-age students or older students), and citizens returning to society after incarceration.

The goals of his work are to improve college completion rates for these students and maximize the economic value of the credentials that they earn. A distinguishing feature of his work is close collaboration with state policymakers and institutional leaders to ensure that the work is directly informing policy development aimed at reducing inequality, achieving educational attainment goals, improving workforce opportunities, and strengthening state economic vitality and growth.

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