Austin Slaughter
Research Analyst, Postsecondary Education

Slaughter is a data manager in the Young Adults and Postsecondary Education policy area. He is working on three quantitative evaluations of community college programs that seek to improve outcomes for low-income and at-risk students: Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP), CUNY Start, and Finish Line. Before joining MDRC, Slaughter researched postsecondary education policy at Research for Action, the University of Michigan, and the Michigan Department of Education. He holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Tyler. He is a proud first-generation college graduate, which fuels his passion for postsecondary education research.