Search Tips:

Search Tip 1: Searching the Entire Site:
In the blue bar near the top of each page is a search box that provides a convenient way to search all the Pathways to College Network's Libraries and the entire Pathways' website at once using a word or word combination of your choice. Enter search words into the blue bar. Click on "Search Site" (results will include the first 5 or fewer items relevant to your search from each library and the general site listed in 4 sections). To see additional items, click on "View All Results" in any section for which 5 items are listed.
Search Tip 2: Using the Research Studies Library:
You can either “browse” or “search” the library. Browsing allows you to see all the items related to a topic, one or more key words, or a combination of both. Searching allows you to find a specific document. • Browse a topic by selecting “Show All Items in Topic” to generate a listing of all of the catalogued items for that topic, or by selecting a keyword or any combination of keywords and clicking on “Show Keyword Items.” More keyword selections yields more results (an “OR” search). • Perform a Keyword Search from the Keyword Search Page. On the Research Studies page, click on “Search by one or multiple keywords.” Select a keyword to find items associated with that keyword or select multiple keywords to find items associated with all keywords. Note: for this search, more keywords produce fewer results (an “AND” search). Click on the Search button. The results of a keyword search are listed as a bibliography in alphabetical order by author. If a single keyword search produces too many results, try adding a second or third keyword. • To print search results, click on the browser’s print icon, go to the print menu, or press CTRL/p. • To send search results to an email address, click on the check boxes of the desired records in your search results bibliography, enter an email address in the text box, and click on “Email Selected Records.” Note: you may send to multiple addresses by separating email addresses with a comma. • “Smart Search” is a search strategy that intelligently finds items associated with the words or phrases you enter in the Search box. “Description” finds words you enter in the Search box in the short paragraph describing each item in the library.
Search Tip 3: Using the College Access and Success State Data Library:
• On the Home page, click on a state to go directly to data for that state or use the "Find Selected State Data" tool to locate a state and a specific information category. • For each state, you may browse the information categories in the left navigation area and select resources from any category. • You may search the state sites by entering the desired text in the Search box at the top of the page and clicking "Search".
Search Tip 4: Using the College Planning Resources:
• Conduct a word search for materials in the Directory by entering text in the Search box pertaining to the document title, description, or organization that produced the material. • Keyword search: using the 6 sets of keywords, you may use as many keywords as you wish to define your search. We recommend selecting an audience, content keyword, and any other keywords that could help to define what you seek.

About Us




Partners of the Pathways to College Network are non-profit organizations, public agencies, foundations, and research institutes that are national in scope or impact. They are committed to pooling their expertise and working collaboratively to improve college readiness and success for underserved students.


ACT, Inc.
500 ACT Drive
Iowa City, IA 52243
(319) 337-1000

AACC - American Association of Community Colleges
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 410
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 728-0200

ACE - American Council on Education  
One Dupont Circle NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 939-9300

APLU - Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities
1307 New York Avenue, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 939-9300

AYPF - American Youth Policy Forum
1836 Jefferson Place
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 775-9731

AAC&U - Association of American Colleges and Universities
1818 R Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 387-3760

BHEF - Business-Higher Education Forum
2025 M Street, NW Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 367-1189

1200 18th Street NW, Suite 200  
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 906-8000

The College Board 
45 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10023
(212) 713-8000

COE - Council for Opportunity in Education
1025 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 638-3887

ECS - Education Commission of the States
700 Broadway, Suite 1200
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 299-3600

Excelencia in Education
1717 N Street, NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20036

FYI - The Forum for Youth Investment
7064 Eastern Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20012
(202) 207-3333

MHEC-Midwest Higher Education Compact
1300 South Second Street, Suite 130
Minneapolis, MN 55454-1079
(612) 626-8288

NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
1875 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 418
Washington, DC 20009-5728
(202) 265-7500

NACAC - National Association for College Admission Counseling
1050 North Highland Street, Suite 400
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 836-2222

NACEP - National Association of Concurrent Enrollment Programs
126 Mallette Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 593-5205

NASSP - National Association of Secondary School Principals
1904 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191
(703) 860-0200

NASFAA - National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
1101 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 785-0453

NCAN - National College Access Network
1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 632
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 347-4848

NCSL - National Conference of State Legislatures
7700 East First Place
Denver, CO 80230
(303) 364-7700

NCCEP - National Council for Community and Education Partnerships
1400 20th Street NW, #G1
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 530-1135

NSPA - National Scholarship Providers Association
 2222 14th Street
 Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-2524

NPEA - National Partnership for Educational Access
155 Federal St, Suite 800
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 423-6300

SSRC - Social Science Research Council 
One Pierrepont Plaza, 15th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(212) 377-2700

SREB - Southern Regional Education Board
592 Tenth Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30318-5790
(404) 875-9211

SHEEO - State Higher Education Executive Officers
3035 Center Green Drive, Suite 100
Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 541-1600

WICHE - Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education 
3035 Center Green Drive, Suite 200
Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 541-0200


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