Oregon higher education has witnessed more policy changes in the last year than it has in the past 50. State universities are achieving more autonomy and state budgeting is becoming more focused on strategic investment and integrated funding for universities, community colleges, and need-based student aid. Lumina president Jamie Merisotis outlines five key strategies to help navigate this new landscape. More »
Field tests of the Degree Qualifications Profile at more than 400 colleges have informed DQP version 2.0. Lumina is now accepting feedback on this improved draft. Leave feedback now »
InnoCentive and Lumina Foundation today announced two winners of a College Scorecard Design Challenge focused on building upon the College Scorecard released by The White House last February. More than 390 submissions were received, Lumina’s team reviewed the top 50, and organizers hope the best suggestions are considered as future iterations of the Scorecard are developed. More »
Gallup and Purdue University are conducting the largest representative study of college graduates in U.S. history.
The Gallup-Purdue Index will evaluate the long-term success of graduates in their pursuit of “great jobs” and “great lives.” More »
New digital platform provides nonpartisan policy resources for higher education leaders working to increase postsecondary degree attainment in their states. More »
In urban planning circles, smart growth refers to the infrastructure development strategies cities employ in hopes of creating more sustainable and successful communities. But, what about the other smart growth — the approach that involves investing in the development of More »
Today, 20 U.S. communities were announced as the first partners in a promising community mobilization initiative led by Lumina Foundation. Designed to help communities and regions dramatically increase the number of local residents with postsecondary credentials, the collaborative effort connects participating cities with significant technical and planning assistance, data tools, flexible funding and special access to a powerful network of national thought leaders. More »