Dare to Assess Colleges

Ernest Pascarella


Professor and Mary Louise Petersen Chair in Higher Education

College(s): Education

Ernest Pascarella has been cited more than 33,000 times on Google Scholar, making him the most cited active researcher in his field. His research focuses on college’s impact on students, and his most cited work is his award-winning, two-volume book How College Affects Students. Studies of his have shown that diversity experiences during college bolster critical thinking skills and that students at liberal arts colleges reap the same educational gains, no matter their major.

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