About Us

RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 3,700 provides research and technical services to governments, nonprofit organizations, and businesses in more than 75 countries in areas including education and training, surveys and statistics, international development, and economic and social policy.

Our education and workforce development experts specialize in all levels from early childhood, elementary, and secondary education through postsecondary, adult, and career and technical education. We provide clear, unbiased, policy-focused research and innovative data tools for educators, policymakers, philanthropic organizations, and the public.

History of The Completion Arch

The Completion Arch was initially conceived by MPR Associates, Inc., an education research firm, in partnership with the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center and launched in 2012. In May 2013, MPR merged with RTI International, after which RTI assumed sole ownership and management of the initiative. In Fall 2014, RTI launched The Completion Arch 2.0, providing new and updated indicators, a redesigned website, and a series of companion research and policy briefs.