Antoinette Flores is a senior policy analyst of Postsecondary Education Policy at American Progress. Previously, Flores worked as a communications intern at the National Council of Higher Education Resources, where her work focused on student debt, student loans, and financial aid.

As a graduate student, her research concentrated on innovative methods to decrease costs and expand access to higher education, competency-based learning, need-based grants, and college completion for low-income and minority students. Prior to graduate school, Flores worked as an editor in the scholarly publishing field, including work in geophysics, astrophysics, and crop science.

Originally from Chicago, Flores holds a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and a master’s degree from the George Mason University School of Public Policy.

By Antoinette Flores
Trump’s Budget Proposes More Than $200 Billion in Cuts to StudentsCenter for American ProgressFebruary 14, 2018
Trump’s Budget Reveals that He Wants Everyday Americans to Pay for His Tax Cuts for the WealthyCenter for American ProgressFebruary 12, 2018
A Second Status Update on ACICS CollegesCenter for American ProgressFebruary 6, 2018
Betsy Devos’ Flawed Regulatory RollbackCenter for American ProgressSeptember 26, 2017
House Budget Would Raise Borrowing Costs for the Middle ClassCenter for American ProgressJuly 31, 2017
Accreditation Is Broken. Time to Repair It.The Chronicle of Higher EducationMay 30, 2017
How the Trump Budget Undermines Economic Security for Working FamiliesCenter for American ProgressMay 23, 2017
A Reply-All Email Error Reveals Problems in College TransparencyCenter for American ProgressMay 19, 2017
Trump’s Budget Is a Cynical Attack on College​ StudentsCenter for American ProgressMay 19, 2017
Congressional Budget Rejects President Trump’s Higher Education Cuts—for NowCenter for American ProgressMay 3, 2017
Success Not GuaranteedU.S. News & World ReportApril 26, 2017
Getting What We Pay for on Quality AssuranceCenter for American ProgressMarch 29, 2017
Accreditors Must Prioritize Student Outcomes in Measuring College QualityCenter for American ProgressMarch 23, 2017
Trump’s Higher Education Budget Robs More Than $5 Billion From Low-Income StudentsCenter for American ProgressMarch 17, 2017
The Big Difference Between Women and Men’s Earnings After CollegeCenter for American ProgressSeptember 13, 2016
Watching the WatchdogsCenter for American ProgressJune 21, 2016
How lessons from health care and housing could fix higher education affordabilityVoxMay 26, 2016
The Case for Federal Higher Education Affordability StandardsCenter for American ProgressMay 26, 2016
Improving Data to Better Serve Low-Income StudentsCenter for American ProgressApril 26, 2016
Illinois Budget Battle Jeopardizes College Access and AffordabilityCenter for American ProgressMarch 17, 2016
New Analysis of College Scorecard Data Shows College Completion on the RiseCenter for American ProgressMarch 1, 2016
Hooked on Accreditation: A Historical PerspectiveCenter for American ProgressDecember 14, 2015
Initial Analysis of College Scorecard Earnings and Repayment DataCenter for American ProgressSeptember 17, 2015
Proposed Student Loan Repayment Plan Would Extend the Same Income-Based Terms to All Federal Loan BorrowersCenter for American ProgressAugust 18, 2015
Don’t Make These Common Higher Education MistakesCenter for American ProgressJuly 13, 2015
Bipartisan Support for Financial Aid ReformCenter for American ProgressMay 27, 2015
Improving College Access and Degree Attainment Through an Early Guarantee of Federal Financial AidCenter for American ProgressMay 6, 2015
Undocumented Students Deserve Greater Access to Higher EducationCenter for American ProgressMarch 31, 2015
The Impact of the Great Recession on Public CollegesCenter for American ProgressOctober 27, 2014
A Great Recession, a Great RetreatCenter for American ProgressOctober 27, 2014
How Public Universities Can Promote Access and Success for All StudentsCenter for American ProgressSeptember 9, 2014
Competency-Based Education: Adding Value in the Liberal ArtsCenter for American ProgressJune 12, 2014