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A Stronger Nation report 2014

New report shows largest year-over-year college attainment increase since 2008

As the global demand for postsecondary skills and knowledge continues to increase, a new report released today by Lumina Foundation shows that America achieved its largest year-over-year increase in degree attainment since 2008. While the momentum is encouraging, other countries are still outpacing the U.S. in educational achievement, and persistent equity gaps remain that must be addressed through a redesign of America’s higher education system. More »

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Paper series funded by Lumina Foundation explores new models of student financial support

Today Lumina Foundation releases a group of 15 expert papers that explore new models of student financial support. These papers are all aimed at addressing one of the biggest barriers to college completion: the amount of money students are required to pay to complete a postsecondary degree or certificate. More »

Lumina leadership

Lumina Foundation announces vice president for policy and mobilization

Lumina Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Danette Howard as vice president for policy and mobilization. More »

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