Lumina's Stronger Nation report updated for 2017

America's college 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

"Perfect storm" skills shortage threatens economy, but we have a path forward

Jun 22, 2017

Change can be hard, but we’ll get there. That’s the message of hope we heard at the 2017 Education Symposium this week with Army University, Lumina Foundation and the Competency-Based Education Network.

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The New Postsecondary Movement

Jun 21, 2017

Lumina Fellow Dewayne Matthews compares the national movement to make education beyond high school the norm to an earlier movement that–by the 1940s–made high school completion an expectation for all Americans.

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Lumina Foundation Joins with Army University and the Competency-Based Education Network to Host Education Symposium

Jun 19, 2017

Lumina Foundation, Army University, and the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN) will host an education symposium June 20 and 21 in Kansas City, Mo., “A Competency-Based Approach to Talent: Connecting Military, Higher Education, and Workplace Learning.”

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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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