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  • Special reports

  • The Degree Qualifications Profile

    A framework for defining the learning and quality that college degrees should signify. (Oct. 2014)

  • The Leadership Model of Philanthropy

    To create significant and lasting change, a philanthropy must be a leadership organization, setting an agenda for change, and working purposefully and consistently to produce results. (May 2014)

  • A stronger nation through higher education

    Updated state-by-state college attainment statistics that can serve as a call to action to make higher education more accessible and attainable for all Americans. (Apr. 2014)

  • Focus magazine

    College-bound communities

    The smartest cities make student success a shared mission (Summer 2014)

  • Two-way street

    When college mentors help students achieve, success is shared (Spring 2014)

  • Fast and focused

    Accelerated degree programs keep students locked in on learning (Fall 2013)

  • Friendly Forces

    Returning veterans need staunch allies on college campuses (Spring 2013)

  • Working credentials

    Sub-baccalaureate degrees, certificates are paying off for students and employers (Fall 2012)

  • College, rewired

    Innovative approaches help higher education connect to productivity (Summer 2012)

  • A new lens for learning

    DQP’ has promise as a tool to ensure degrees’ quality (Winter 2012)

  • Flexing the faculty

    When these few educate 50,000, productivity rules (Summer 2011)

  • Un nuevo día

    As Latino population grows, so must college attainment. (Spring 2011)

  • Discerning learning

    Colleges find new ways to show what students know. (Winter 2011)

  • The cost quandary

    Hard times intensify the nation’s urgent need for college graduates. (Fall 2010)

  • The productivity push

    Columns of data provide support for student achievement. (Summer 2010)

  • Off the charts

    Columns of data provide support for student achievement. (Spring 2010)

  • No more kid stuff

    Colleges and universities take a mature approach to serving adult students. (Fall 2009)

  • Remediation redux

    Innovative colleges and universities are working hard to expand and enhance developmental education—an indispensable tool in the vital national effort to boost student success. (Fall 2008)

  • Pillars of progress

    Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) often go above and beyond the call of duty to encourage engagement and provide support to traditionally underrepresented students. This issue of Lumina Foundation Focus magazine, titled “Pillars of progress,” examines MSIs and their efforts to maximize student success. (Spring 2008)

  • Campus connections

    ‘Near-peer’ mentoring and other innovative efforts help widen the college track. In this issue, you’ll read about programs increasing college access and success in Maine, Virginia, North Carolina, Washington state and at the national level. (Fall 2007)

  • A changing picture

    College costs are rising and rates of degree attainment are falling. Learn about four innovative programs to help more students succeed. (Winter 2007)

  • Front-porch pathfinders

    Take a closer look at the heroes of college access: the counselors, mentors and advocates who work one-on-one with today’s young people to help them become tomorrow’s college students and future graduates. (Fall 2006)

  • Barrier busters

    Community colleges serve 47 percent of the nation’s African-American undergraduates, 56 percent of Latinos and 57 percent of Native Americans. Learn how two-year institutions help millions of students overcome challenges in the pursuit of postsecondary opportunity. (Winter 2006)

  • Dreams detoured

    The rising cost of college is a problem, not just for students and families, but also for officials and policy-makers. This issue tackles the college cost issue head on, exploring the problem from the varied perspectives of students, administrators and policy-makers. (Fall 2005)

  • Lifelong lessons

    Nontraditional students are becoming the norm in postsecondary institutions around the country as adults seek postsecondary education in growing numbers. Adult programs are now found in diverse types of institutions that are responding to the varied needs of adult students. (Winter 2005)

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