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Innovation challenge

New $10,000 InnoCentive challenge announced: Scaling and sustaining adult learning

To celebrate College Unbound’s 5th anniversary, Lumina Foundation and College Unbound have opened an InnoCentive challenge seeking innovative ideas to support adult learners. Ideas will be accepted until June 30. More »

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Report | Adult Degree Completion

Is College Worth It For Me? How Adults Without Degrees Think About Going (Back) to School

A new report from Public Agenda examines the expectations, attitudes and needs of adults who think about earning postsecondary credentials after years of being away from the classroom. The report suggests that many of these prospective college students need better information and resources to make more informed decisions when choosing a college or program. More » More »

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Lumina Foundation Focus™ | Spring 2013

Friendly forces: Spring issue of Focus magazine spotlights student veterans

Returning student veterans often face unique challenges transitioning from military life to campus life. The Spring 2013 issue of Focus magazine highlights colleges that support our troops beyond their tours of duty with programs and services to help them succeed. More »

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Crossing the Finish Line: Overcoming Barriers to Community College Degree and Credential Attainment in Kentucky

A report from the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy calls for additional state investments in student support strategies and developmental education to help disadvantaged adults and others obtain the degrees and credentials that Kentucky needs for its future economic success. The report highlights community colleges and their role in Kentucky’s degree-attainment goals. More »

Student Resource

The Adult Learner

This online resource for returning adults offers a searchable database of for-credit online courses and degree programs. Available to students in 16 southern states. More »

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Effective practices

Strategies for Success: Promising Ideas in Adult College Completion

Helping adults with some college credits complete their degree or certificate is essential to state and national goals to boost education attainment. This report, from the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, highlights several promising ideas and innovative practices designed to improve adult college completion. More »

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Publication | Lumina supported

Going the Distance in Adult College Completion: Lessons from the Non-traditional No More Project

A new publication from the Adult College Completion Network details promising practices at the state and institutional level aimed at bringing adults with some college but no degree back to complete their degrees. More »

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