Perna, L.W., & Jones, A.. The state of college access and completion: Improving college success for students from underrepresented groups. New York, NY: Routledge. 2013.
Perna, L.W., May, H., Yee, A., Ransom, T., Rodriguez, A., & Fester, R.. Access to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme: An exploration of opportunity to rigorous high school curricula. Educational Policy. (forthcoming).
Perna, L.W.. Preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s jobs in Metropolitan America: The policy, practice, and research issues. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2012.
Perna, L.W., Harkavy, I., & Bowman, C.. Understanding the role of research universities in improving college preparation and access at local urban high schools. Metropolitan Universities, 22, 3, 63-82. 2012.
Perna, L. W., & Steele, P.. The role of context in understanding the contributions of financial aid to college opportunity. Teachers College Record, 113, 895-933. 2011.
Perna, L.W.: Understanding the working college student: New research and its implications for policy and practice. Stylus Publishing. Stylus Publishing, LLC. 2010.
Perna, L.W.: Toward a more complete understanding of the role of financial aid in promoting college enrollment: The importance of context. Higher Education: Handbook of theory and research. J. C. Smart (eds.). Springer, 2010.
Perna, L. W., Lundy-Wagner, V., Drezner, N., Gasman, M., Yoon, S., Bose, E., & Gary, S.: The contribution of HBCUs to the preparation of African American women for STEM careers: A case study. Research in Higher Education 50: 1-23, 2009.
Perna, L. W., & Thomas, S. L. : Theoretical perspectives on student success: Understanding the contributions of the disciplines. ASHE-Higher Education Reader Report. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2008.
Perna, L. W.: Understanding high school students’ willingness to borrow to pay college prices. Research in Higher Education 49: 589 - 606, 2008.
Perna, L. W., Rowan-Kenyon, H., Thomas, S. L., Bell, A., Anderson, R., & Li, C. : The role of college counseling in shaping college opportunity: Variations across high schools. Review of Higher Education 31(2): 131-160, 2008.
Perna, L. W., & Thomas, S. L.: Barriers to college opportunity: The unintended consequences of state-mandated tests. Educational Policy 2008.
Perna, L. W., Rowan-Kenyon, H., Bell, A., Li, C., & Thomas, S. L. : Typology of federal and state policies designed to promote college enrollment. Journal of Higher Education 79(3): 243-267, 2008.
Perna, L. W., Gerald, D., Baum, E., & Milem, J. F. : The status of equity for Black faculty and administrators in public higher education in the South. Research in Higher Education, AIR Forum Issue 48: 193-228, 2007.
Perna, L. W., & Li, C. : College affordability for middle-income students: Implications for college opportunity. Journal of Student Financial Aid 36(1): 7-24, 2006.
Perna, L. W., Milem, J. F., Gerald, G., Baum, E., Rowan, H., & Hutchens, N. : The status of equity for Black undergraduates in public higher education in the South. Research in Higher Education, AIR Forum Issue 47: 197-228, 2006.
Perna, L. W. : Studying college choice: A proposed conceptual model. Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research. J. C. Smart (eds.). Springer, XXI: 99-157, 2006.