Facts about postsecondary attainment in America

38.7 percent of working-age Americans (ages 25-64) held a two- or four-year college degree in 2011. More »


Merisotis Discusses the Changes Needed in Education | Washington Post Live | Dec. 11, 2012

Jamie Merisotis, President and CEO of Lumina Foundation, says we need to focus on equity and be able to measure what people learn at the college level.

Video | Complete College Ohio

Jim Applegate, “Why Completion is Important”

Lumina’s Vice President for Program Development Jim Applegate addressed the trustees of the Ohio Board of Regents at the Complete College Ohio Conference at Columbus State Community College about the importance of college completion to Ohio’s success. More »


GenConnect interview with Jamie Merisotis

) Oct. 31, 2012—”We can’t underestimate the power of continuing education after high school,” says Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, a private foundation committed to enrolling and graduating more students from college. “Higher education of some sort More »

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FAFSA Completion Pilot Project

More than 300 K-12 leaders from 31 states convened in Indianapolis this month to kick off the FAFSA Completion Pilot Project Lumina Foundation, Kresge Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation sponsored the effort. It includes 87 school districts More »

Panel discussion: Addressing the skills gap

2012 Help Wanted conference: Addressing the skills gap

Lumina Vice President for Program Development Jim Applegate spoke at the 2012 Help Wanted conference on September 20 in Washington, D.C. The conference brought together business leaders, policy makers, and education innovators to address the skills gap crisis and discuss  


Lumina at the Conventions

Lumina hosted expert panels at both political conventions to discuss challenges and opportunities facing America’s higher education system. More »

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