Matthew Soldner
Principal Researcher

P-12, Higher Ed

  • Access
  • College graduation rates
  • Costs
  • Data and statistics
  • Dropout rate
  • Early college
  • Federal policy
  • Financial aid
  • Readiness
  • Value of college

Matthew Soldner is a principal researcher in the higher education practice area at the American Institutes for Research. His expertise is in federal higher education policy, including issues related to federal financial aid, accreditation reform, and the regulation of new higher education models such as competency-based education, institutional finance, and college and career success innovations. Prior to joining AIR, Soldner was a senior technical advisor for the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics, providing methodological and analytic guidance on studies like the National Postsecondary Study Aid Study, the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study, the Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study, and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. He also advised senior department leadership on regulatory impact analyses. Soldner has a doctorate from the University of Maryland.