Welcome to the Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI), a leading policy research group at Texas A&M University engaged in survey administration, statistical analysis, evaluation, and systems management.

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See how PPRI is making a difference…

A significant portion of the 60-plus older adult population of the United States suffers from social isolation and food insecurity. Read how PPRI is helping to modernize and reform meal programs in Texas as part of the Texas Congregate Meal Initiative, here.

In the Texas Public Radio College Access Survey, PPRI explored the challenges identified by students which make it difficult to maintain enrollment and complete their degrees. Read about this study and Texas Public Radio’s multi-part story series, here.

PPRI facilitates the Texas School Survey of Drug and Alcohol Use collecting self-reported tobacco, alcohol, and substance use data among students grade 7-12 in Texas public schools since 1988. Check out our 2020 dataset and statewide results, here.

The Texas Youth Action Network (TYAN) aims to transform and enhance Texas communities by spreading positive youth development. We recently expanded into all 8 regions of Texas! See how we equip our community partners, here.

PPRI is helping bring bail reform to Harris County, Texas as a member of the O’Donnell Consent Decree monitor team. Read more about our findings and the official monitor reports, here.


Texas Veterans Needs Assessment Survey

Findings presented to the TVC and legislative committees in Feb 2021 identified priority needs and barriers for Texas veterans and their families.