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Landmark study to measure college performance by graduates' quality of life

Gallup and Purdue University are conducting the largest representative study of college graduates in U.S. history.
The Gallup-Purdue Index will evaluate the long-term success of graduates in their pursuit of “great jobs” and “great lives.” More »

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Op Ed | Jamie Merisotis

Smart Growth: Creating Sustainable Cities Through Higher Education

In urban planning circles, smart growth refers to the infrastructure development strategies cities employ in hopes of creating more sustainable and successful communities. But, what about the other smart growth — the approach that involves investing in the development of More »

News release

Twenty communities commit to postsecondary attainment goals

Today, 20 U.S. communities were announced as the first partners in a promising community mobilization initiative led by Lumina Foundation. Designed to help communities and regions dramatically increase the number of local residents with postsecondary credentials, the collaborative effort connects participating cities with significant technical and planning assistance, data tools, flexible funding and special access to a powerful network of national thought leaders. More »

Media Advisory

Media conference call announcing first 20 cities in community mobilization effort

Lumina Foundation will host a media conference call to announce the first 20 cities selected to participate in a special mobilization effort designed to help communities dramatically increase the number of local residents with postsecondary credentials. More »

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Speech | Jamie Merisotis

A Spirit of Innovation, a Time of Change

Jamie Merisotis delivers the opening keynote speech at The 2013 International CAEL Conference in San Diego. “We must focus on learning outcomes as the true measure of educational quality. Not time, not institutional reputation, but genuine learning.”
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