A Stronger Nation

Latest number show progress toward the nation's 2025 education goal


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Better-Educated Communities

Communities in Indiana, Florida, and Ohio join 22 U.S. Talent Hubs


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Focus, Winter 2019

Credentials that work

Today’s students use certificates, certifications to build bright futures


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Op-ed | Nov. 19

When it comes to higher ed, there's no debate about what today's students need

By Jamie Merisotis and Jesse O'Connell

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Talent, Innovation, and Equity

How Virginia joined the shortlist of TIE states leading the way in education and jobs progress


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Latest Stories

Lumina announces grants to 9 states to advance quality and equity in post-high school learning

Feb 20, 2020

Lumina Foundation is supporting efforts in nine states as part of a new national grant program to help develop next-generation approaches to higher-education quality assurance and improvement.

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Report: States trying to boost college attainment are missing millions of students among the incarcerated

Feb 10, 2020

A new report on helping incarcerated people obtain the education they need to improve their lives and avoid further contact with the justice system shows how much progress we’ve made – and how states could be doing so much better.

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Affordability, effectiveness among top education policy issues in 2020

Feb 03, 2020

College affordability, education for incarcerated or formerly incarcerated populations, the continued growth of mega-universities and the closure of small institutions are some of the issues likely to dominate education policy and generate headlines in 2020. Jesse O’Connell, strategy director for federal policy at Lumina Foundation, shares his six higher ed predictions for 2020.

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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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