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Our Mission

The Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice (CERPP) at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles analyzes enrollment issues through the critical perspectives of social science researchers, policymakers, and college and university practitioners. The center is rooted in the belief that the educational attainment goals of the nation will be more fully realized as college admission, student financial aid, and degree completion processes become better informed, more expertly practiced, and more equitable. The teaching, research, and service activities of the center are devoted to these ends. In a phrase, the center is devoted to the social benefit of college admission and enrollment policies and practices in the United States and internationally.