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College Graduates Lead National Job Growth Recovery, New Georgetown Study Finds

The job recovery that began in early 2010 has added 3.4 million jobs so far. Virtually all of those jobs required some form of postsecondary education. New data from the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce confirms the best protection in an economic storm is a high-quality college degree, certificate or other credential. More »

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New web site collects evidence-based research on higher education issues for policymakers

With support from Lumina Foundation, the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) launches PolicyDirect (—a web resource that gathers academic research on college preparation, financial aid, productivity, and student success. More »

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Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels Named Next President of Purdue University

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis issues a statement on Daniels’ appointment, congratulating the governor and calling him a “superb choice for the job.” More »

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Mapping Your Future Supports Goal 2025

Mapping Your Future joins other organizations in supporting Lumina Foundation’s 2025 goal. Mapping Your Future’s mission to enable individuals to achieve life-long success by empowering schools, students, and families with web-based college, financial aid, career, and financial literacy information and More »


92 New School Districts Selected for Project to Help More Students Complete the FAFSA and Access Higher Education

The U.S. Department of Education today announced that 92 additional school districts will now have access to individualized data to help their students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Completing the FAFSA—which is used to determine eligibility More »

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NRC Releases Recommendations on Measuring Higher Education Productivity

With support from Lumina Foundation, the National Research Council today released recommendations of an expert panel that developed a practical productivity measure which enhances the ability of administrators, policymakers and the public to track college and university performance. More »

Lumina Foundation Announces First-Quarter Grants

INDIANAPOLIS—Lumina Foundation awarded grants totaling nearly $4 million in the first quarter of 2012. Lumina’s grant making reflects the Foundation’s commitment to three primary areas: Preparation—Students are prepared academically, financially and socially for success in education beyond high school; Success—Higher More »

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