News release

Academically Adrift Book Release in DC—Controversial Book Explains Truth about What Undergraduates Currently Learn in College

In spite of soaring tuition costs, more and more students go to college every year, knowing that postsecondary education is now required for entry into a growing number of professions. Almost everyone strives to go, but almost no one asks the fundamental question posed by the book Academically Adrift: are undergraduates really learning once they get there? More »

Big Goal

Jim Applegate on Goal 2025

“Without college completion, we’re creating a generation of working poor,” says Jim Applegate, Lumina’s VP of Program Development. More »

Workforce Development

Education Leader Sees Momentum For Reform

The leader of the nation’s largest private higher education foundation, says Governor Mitch Daniels and his administration, may have “the best momentum of any state in the country” when it comes to education reform. More »


Higher education is the gateway to the middle class

Jamie Merisotis and Dewayne Matthews discuss how higher education can improve local and state economies and individual lives. More »


Lumina's convening center advances the higher education discussion

Learn about Lumina’s convening center. More »


Navigating the New Normal

State innovations and strategic approaches can help students progress from enrollment to completion of certificates, credentials or undergraduate degrees. Lumina Foundation’s National Productivity Conference highlighted these ideas in this report.

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News release

Lumina Foundation for Education celebrates 10 years of achievement; seeks to meet Big Goal in 15 years

Lumina Foundation for Education brought in national leaders in higher education from across the country on Thursday, Dec. 9 to hear New York Times economic columnist David Leonhardt discuss how higher education and training can lead the nation out of the Great Recession. More »

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