Lumina's Stronger Nation report updated for 2017

America's credential attainment rate hits an all-time high of 45.8%

Explore an interactive report of America's attainment progress in all 50 states and 100 metro areas.  New format for 2017 allows easy sorting by region name, population, and attainment rate. Generate customized state comparison reports and study attainment gaps by race and ethnicity.

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Unlocking Lives

Postsecondary programs go behind prison walls to forge new futures

Focus magazine goes into the nation’s prisons to examine education programs beyond high school that serve the people who need those programs most.

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Talent Investments Pay Off

Latest Study of Employee Education Investment Results in Cost Savings for Discover Financial Services

 

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Strategic Plan for 2017-20 Released

Lumina's third strategic plan will guide the Foundation's work from 2017 to 2020

 

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Latest Stories

Paying for higher education results might help Hoosiers

July 23, 2017

New funding approach appears to be working in Indiana. Lumina CEO Jamie Merisotis and Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers review outcomes-based funding research from Philadelphia-based Research for Action.

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Taking the Gap Year After High School as a Paid Service Year

July 18, 2017

Lumina's Holly Zanville collaborated with Jenna Dell from Service Year Alliance to create this overview of important issues related to devoting a paid service year after high school.

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Not Who You Think: The Truth About Today’s College Students

July 14, 2017

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis addresses Pew research that uncovers a sharp partisan divide in our country's regard for higher education.

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More About Lumina Foundation

Our Mission and How to Get Involved

What You Can Do

Every American has a role in helping us reach Goal 2025, 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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