PBS NewsHour's “Rethinking College”

Can the political divide be mended by bringing rural and urban students together?


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Detroit Talent Hub

Expanded debt forgiveness program announced

The Detroit Regional Chamber targets 693,000 adults with college experience who have not yet earned degrees.

Forgiving small student debts News release

Roadtrip Nation


Work is evolving. So can you.

Documentary begins airing Aug. 15 on PBS stations.


LIFTed 2019 Conference

Education Innovation Prize Challenge

Lumina event brought together entrepreneurs, investors, and leaders to drive innovation in education


Winners announced Demo Day recap

Focus, Summer 2019


Dedicated disrupters find innovative ways to offer college-level learning


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Latest Stories

As frustration with higher education grows, states have to step up

May 21, 2019

For years, opinion polls have suggested a declining confidence among the general public about higher education. One recent poll found that fewer than half of Americans have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in higher education.

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Lumina offers grants to help states advance equity-minded leadership

May 21, 2019

Lumina Foundation is offering six-month grants of up to $50,000 for states that focus on some of the essential practices needed to grow equitable educational attainment.

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‘Now is the time to unleash the talent in Puerto Rico’

May 20, 2019

Puerto Rico has plenty of talent – but too few opportunities to unleash it. I saw this first-hand on a recent visit to the island for a conference aimed at increasing education beyond high school for all Puerto Ricans.

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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 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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