Our Work

Our Work

Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025. Lumina’s outcomes-based approach focuses on helping to design and build an accessible, responsive and accountable higher education system while fostering a national sense of urgency for action to achieve Goal 2025.


Goal 2025

America ranks a disappointing 11th in global postsecondary education attainment, and the pace of attainment among younger adults is even more troubling. Goal 2025 calls for 60 percent of Americans to hold a high-quality postsecondary degree or credential by 2025.

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Reaching Goal 2025 requires concerted action, not just from Lumina, but on the part of many. Still, we hold ourselves accountable for helping create the conditions that will lead to much higher levels of attainment and that will help mobilize others to act.

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Our Mission and How to Get Involved

What You Can Do

Every American has a role in helping us reach Goal 2025, and we all benefit when we get there. Everyone–from employers to instructors to families–has clear steps to take. And no matter how small, each step toward the goal is essential. Find out how you can contribute to building a stronger nation through higher education.

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What Needs to be Redesigned

Lumina's priority is to fundamentally rethink how higher education is delivered, and what outcomes can be expected from postsecondary completion. Lumina Foundation is leading a national conversation about the disruptive innovations helping to design and build a 21st century system that meets the needs of all students.

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Facts & Figures

Read some key facts on how we can increase levels of educational attainment equitably, through the use of quality data to improve student performance, identify problems, measure progress toward the goal and inform policy and decision making at all levels.

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