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The Mitchell Institute’s scholarship research documents the college and career experiences of our Scholars, provides evidence of Scholars’ success, and evaluates our programs and events to ensure that Mitchell Scholars and Alumni receive effective support.

Our research on Mitchell Scholars demonstrates that our methods work: 85% of Mitchell Scholars achieve a post-graduate degree, compared with 55% of their peers.

More information about the Mitchell Institute’s research findings, current and historical, and how they support our programs, can be found on the following pages: Maine education topics, and Mitchell Scholar & Alumni Study.

2017 Scholar Fact Sheet

The Scholar Fact Sheet at right is prepared after each new cohort of Mitchell Scholars is selected, and captures demographic and academic characteristics of current Mitchell Scholars, including family income, race, gender, high school class rank, and parental education.