A Stronger Nation

U.S. post-high school education rate at all-time high, 46.9%

Explore a data visualization of the country’s progress. In addition to presenting national data, the report allows navigation by state and metro area.

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What makes a worker?

The possibilities and pitfalls of job training and apprenticeship

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Focus Magazine, Winter 2018

The new face of the freshman class

Today’s 'freshmen' are rewriting the rules on the college experience.

Meet Today's Students


17 cities designated as Talent Hubs

Nearly $6 million in grants will support local efforts to increase
attainment beyond high school


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Latest Stories

Educating people in prison helps them find jobs and helps us build an equitable society

March 21, 2018

Lumina Foundation is expanding our efforts to promote education among present and former prison inmates—a program that makes sense both on economic and humanitarian grounds.

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Lumina Foundation makes investments to bolster prison education

March 21, 2018

Lumina Foundation is launching its strategy to help improve the quality of education programs in prisons and increase the number of people who are in prison, nearing release, or re-entering society able to earn college degrees or other post-high school credentials.

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Studies show how states can improve education after high school

March 06, 2018

States looking to raise the overall numbers of working-age residents with education and training after high school would benefit from focusing on populations who haven’t been well served in the past by colleges, universities, and other postsecondary education providers.

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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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