We know that higher education attainment results in greater individual earning power. In fact, a worker with a bachelor's degree earns 84 percent more than a worker without a degree - an average value of $2.8 million over the course of a lifetime. And the value of individual attainment is also key to our national economic prosperity because research shows that more than two-thirds of all U.S. jobs will require a postsecondary degree or credential by 2018.
By providing greater postsecondary access and success for all Americans, we build stronger economies, thriving communities, and a greater quality of life. It's clear that higher education remains the best avenue to prosperity, opportunity and a stronger nation.
Lumina releases Affordability Benchmark for Higher Education to define a clear and common understanding of what “affordable” means to students and families.Continue Reading
Lumina CEO Urges Congress to Adopt a Student-Centered Approach in the Higher Education Act Reauthorization
Lumina Foundation president and CEO Jamie Merisotis testified today before Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) and members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.Continue Reading
Testimony by Lumina Foundation President & CEO Jamie Merisotis: Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act: Exploring Barriers and Opportunities Within Innovation, U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.Continue Reading