Yuxin Lin is a quantitative researcher who studies the transition from high school to college, community colleges, and financial aid. Past projects include research on delaying college enrollment, an evaluation of Tennessee’s corequisite remediation reform, and an examination of institutional responses to statewide merit aid. She is currently leading a project at CCRC that investigates racial equity gaps in program pathways through community colleges. She was a postdoctoral research associate at the Pullias Center for Higher Education at the University of Southern California from 2019 to 2020 and a quantitative research associate at CCRC from 2018 to 2019.
Lin completed her PhD in economics and education at Teachers College, Columbia University, under the supervision of Professor Judith Scott-Clayton. Her dissertation was entitled Why Do Some Students Delay College Enrollment? Does It Matter? Before joining CCRC, she was a research assistant at the New Jersey Council of County Colleges. She also holds a master’s degree in finance from Rochester Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in statistics from Xiamen University.