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Today’s business leaders say, “It’s what you know, not where you go” when making hiring decisions, new study shows

An overwhelming majority of business leaders say that even as demand for workers with degrees and other credentials is rising when it comes to making hiring decisions, a candidate’s knowledge and skills far outweigh where that candidate went to college or their major, according to new data released today. More »


What postsecondary certifications make real economic change and how can we quantify their impact? Solutions wanted.

Lumina Foundation issues a $10,000 Ideation Challenge soliciting novel concepts in quantifying the impact of certificates using non-traditional data sources. Join InnoCentive as a solver to submit a solution. More »


The College Completion Agenda: Practical Approaches for Reaching the Big Goal: New Directions for Community Colleges

This volume provides practical ways colleges can focus on the College Completion Agenda. Originally begun as an economic workforce issue for the Obama administration, the College Completion Agenda has been adopted by myriad educational institutions, public and private funders, and others. More »

Lumina Grant | Guided Pathways to Success

$1M grant aims at boost on-time college degree completion at Purdue, elsewhere

Indiana colleges will receive more support to help their on-time college completion efforts under a new $1 million grant announced Tuesday by Gov. Mike Pence. More »


Measuring Alternative Education Credentials

More than 50 million U.S. adults have earned a professional certification, license or educational certificate, according to a new report by the U.S. Census Bureau on alternative credentials. For workers with less than a bachelor’s degrees, certificates and licenses provide More »

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