Faculty and Staff Research

Here we have gathered a few of the articles and research reports that have featured Valencia College and, for some of these, our faculty and staff partnered with the researchers or were participants in the studies.

The Student Financial Wellness Survey (SFWS): Exploring the Connection between Student Finances and Academic Success

In 2020, the Trellis Company conducted the SFWS survey with students and our findings are now available:

 Student Financial Wellness Survey (Inforgraphic)- Fall 2020 

 Student Financial Wellness Survey (School Report)- Fall 2020 

 Student Financial Wellness Survey- Fall 2020 Semester Technical Supplement, Valencia College

Valencia College participated in the SFWS study in 2018 and our findings are included in their 2018 report:  The Student Financial Wellness Survey- Fall 2018 Semester Results.



ideas42: Research Related to Financial Aid

In 2015 researchers from ideas42 conducted studies with Valencia College students focused on behavioral economics interventions in regard to financial aid. Several research briefs emerged from their work.


More to Most: Scaling Up Effective Community College Practices


In 2010 Valencia College was part of the Developmental Education Initiative (DEI) that led to the creation of this guidebook by Abby Parcell at MDC.


Valencia College-Related Research Articles and Reports