Racing Toward Postsecondary Success

2019 NCAN National Conference, Indianapolis

National College Access Netrwork honors Jamie Merisotis as Bob Craves Champion of College Access Awardee

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Unlocking the Nation’s Potential

A Model to Advance Quality and Equity in Education Beyond High School


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2019 college guide and rankings

Washington Monthly ranks four-year schools based on their contribution to the public good.

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NCAN Honors Jamie Merisotis as Bob Craves Champion of College Access Awardee

Sep 16, 2019

NCAN presented Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, with the Bob Craves Champion of College Access and Success Award today during this year's national conference in Indianapolis.

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Urban League's Marc Morial: Good jobs critical in erasing effects of discrimination

Sep 09, 2019

To help people learn the skills they need to get better jobs and move up the economic ladder, community-based workforce providers are as important as community colleges and four-year colleges.

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Lumina Quality Credentials Task Force Unveils New Approach to Assure Quality of Post‒High School Learning

Sep 09, 2019

A new report, Unlocking the Nation’s Potential, calls for collaboration across sectors to ensure equitable access to quality programs.

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Our Mission and How to Get Involved

What You Can Do

Every American has a role in helping us reach our nation's attainment goals, and we all benefit when we get there. Everyone–from employers to instructors to families–has clear steps to take. And no matter how small, each step toward the goal is essential. Find out how you can contribute to building a stronger nation through higher education.

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What Needs to be Redesigned

Lumina's priority is to fundamentally rethink how higher education is delivered, and what outcomes can be expected from postsecondary completion. Lumina Foundation is leading a national conversation about the disruptive innovations helping to design and build a 21st century system that meets the needs of all students.

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Facts & Figures

Read some key facts on how we can increase levels of educational attainment equitably, through the use of quality data to improve student performance, identify problems, measure progress toward the goal and inform policy and decision making at all levels.

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