The American College President: 2023 Edition

​​​​​​​​​​The American College President: 2023 Edition is the ninth iteration of the American College President Study (ACPS), and the data it presents provide a comprehensive view of the demographics, challenges, and experiences of college presidents, helping all stakeholders gain a holistic understanding of higher education leadership and better reflect on ways to diversify the presidency.

New data collected in the 2023 edition include when respondents first aspired, applied, and were appointed to the presidency; information on the responsibilities that presidents balance with their jobs, including caregiving for loved ones; and questions on their community and support network. Over 1,000 presidents responded to the 2022 American College President Survey.

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Most New Presidents at Top Research Universities Are Now Women
Chronicle of Higher Education | May 31, 2023

Pipelines, Preparation, and Pathways of the Next Generation of College and University Presidents
Higher Education Digest | May 3, 2023

Long-Serving Bryn Mawr College President to Step Down in June 2024
Philadelphia Inquirer | May 2, 2023

​Despite Progress, It's Still White Men at the Top in HE
University World News | April 19, 2023

Study: American College Presidency is Still Largely White and Male
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education | April 14, 2023

Here Are the Parts of Their Job for Which Presidents Want More Training
The Chronicle of Higher Education (sub. req.) ​| April 14, 2023​​

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The American College President Study is generously supported by the TIAA Institute.