IHE Executive Ed.D. graduates in front of the Arch.

The IHE has been ranked in the top ten higher education programs for over 10 consecutive years.

IHE students in front of historic Meigs Hall on the North Campus of UGA.

PhD graduates Paul Rubin and Tiffanie Spencer at Graduate Commencement 2017. (Photo: Nancy Evelyn, UGA Graduate School).

IHE doctoral students meet with faculty to discuss their ongoing research.

Libby V. Morris, IHE Director


The Institute of Higher Education, founded in 1964, is committed to advancing higher education policy, management, and leadership through research, graduate programs, and outreach. The Institute's mission encompasses higher education issues at the campus, state, national, and international levels.

Graduate Programs

U.S. News & World Report's 2018 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools ranks IHE 7th nationally. IHE has held a top 10 ranking since 2007.


Our internationally renowned, award-winning faculty comes from a variety of disciplines with interests involving higher education organization, policy, governance, and finance.


We proudly serve the UGA, state, and global higher education communities through an array of seminars, conferences, lectures, and other programs.

Prospective Students