Policy Documents

The Effects of School Vouchers on College Enrollment

Paul Peterson, Matthew Chingos –
August 27, 2012

Vouchers boost black students’ college enrollment rates by 24 percent and double student attendance at selective colleges, conclude researchers Paul Peterson and Matthew Chingos in the first study to track voucher students from kindergarten to college using the gold standard of research, random assignment, to compare students who won a voucher lottery with extremely similar students who didn't.