The Prison Studies Project began compiling a list of higher education in prison programs throughout the United States in 2008. In collaboration with a team of dedicated students over a ten-year period, we created the first nationwide directory of higher education programs in US prisons.
For over a decade, the National Directory of Higher Education Programs in Prison has been a central focus of the Prison Studies Project and an important resource for the higher education in prison community. We are excited to be partnering with the Alliance for Higher Education in Prison to transfer the National Directory and thus expand its reach.
During this transition period, the current directory and program listings will remain on the Prison Studies Project website but the Directory will no longer be updated. In April, 2020, the Alliance for Higher Education in Prison launched the Annual Survey of Higher Education in Prison Programs, a national effort to collect information from directors of higher education in prison programs, to inform the National Directory of Higher Education in Prison Programs. Questions about the Prison Studies Project and/or the history of the National Directory of Higher Education Programs in Prison can be sent via the Contact page. Thank you for your patience and support.