The Wall Street Journal's in-depth look at the effectiveness of the Kalamazoo Promise college scholarship program makes extensive use of Upjohn Institute research. The article "Does Free College Work? Kalamazoo Offers Some Answers" quotes the Institute's Brad Hershbein.
The Promise has boosted college enrollment and strengthened the local economy, according to the article, while some challenges still remain. In one challenging area, completion of degree and credential programs, Hershbein alluded to research telling a more encouraging story.
Information on the Institute's research into the Kalamazoo Promise and place-based scholarships