Using psychological science to improve higher education.
Higher education provides considerable benefits not only for people who receive postsecondary degrees, but also for society more broadly. However, substantial challenges exist for promoting college participation, adjustment, belonging, learning, achievement, and degree attainment, especially for students from marginalized identities. Psychological science has the potential to inform approaches for addressing many of these barriers; the articles in this special issue all seek to understand and ultimately improve higher education pedagogy, policy, and practice. The findings reported in this special issue may be useful to a broad range of constituents who seek to enhance college student outcomes and eliminate inequities.