News release

Lumina Foundation Launches MoveED for Goal 2025

Lumina Foundation and several other leading organizations today announce they have joined forces to launch a national social network called MoveED for Goal 2025. The new network is focused on building a collaborative platform with thousands of partners to make attainment beyond high school America’s cause—especially for 21st Century Students which include: low-income students, students of color, first generation students and adult learners. More »

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 »

Q&A | Dewayne Matthews

Lumina’s college attainment report for the nation featured on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal

Lumina’s Vice President for Policy and Strategy Dewayne Matthews takes questions from the public around Lumina’s report A stronger nation through higher education which tracks our nation’s progress toward the 60% postsecondary attainment goal required by the workforce. More »

Speech | Pennsylvania Association of Councils of Trustees

The Changing Higher Education Agenda … and the Trustee’s Role as Change Agent

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis speaks to higher education trustees in Pennsylvania on meeting the state’s attainment needs. More »

Speech | Association of College and Research Libraries

The Attainment Goal and the Changing Higher Education Landscape

Lumina president addresses university librarians at their Annual Conference about their role in helping to redesign the 21st century higher education system. More »

Strategic plan | Full version

Full version of Lumina’s Strategic Plan now available

Lumina Foundation Strategic Plan 2013-2016
332k | 21 pgs | PDF

As the nation’s largest private foundation focused exclusively on getting more Americans into and through higher education, Lumina has a unique leadership opportunity—and responsibility—to act strategically to produce outcomes that will ultimately lead to much higher levels of higher education attainment. More »



Securing Our Future: Gearing Up to Reach Goal 2025

Lumina’s Vice President for Program Development Jim Applegate presents the thinking behind the Foundation’s big goal in a 36-minute presentation at the 2012 GearUp Youth Congress in Washington D.C. More »

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