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Michael Armijo, Senior Research Associate


Michael Armijo researches ways to improve student outcomes, focusing on transfer, competency-based education, and student support services. He evaluates program impacts using experimental and quasi-experimental designs and studies program implementation with mixed methods.

Armijo holds a PhD in education from the University of Pennsylvania and a certificate of advanced training in education sciences. As an Institute of Education Sciences (IES) predoctoral fellow at Penn, he contributed to the Reading Recovery i3 scale-up evaluation and the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education State Review Project. His research also analyzed the predictors of college completion using two nationally representative longitudinal datasets.

Prior to working at CCRC, Armijo conducted program evaluations as an assistant research scientist with the College Board. After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis with a BA in anthropology, Armijo worked as an admissions officer at Washington University in St. Louis, where he led efforts to recruit a more diverse applicant pool.