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Student Aid Through Tax Benefits

Part 5 of documentary film series: Looking Back to Move Forward explains the history of tax benefits for college expenses.

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Focus Magazine, Spring 2016

Young. Black. Exemplary.

Latest issue of FOCUS features three African-American males who defy the odds – and stereotypes – on today’s campuses.

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Employee Tuition Program Yields Significant ROI

Findings lead Cigna to make significant strategic changes to already successful program

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2016 data includes first-time tracking of high-quality certificates

A Stronger Nation 2016

Lumina's annual report of progress toward the goal, A Stronger Nation offers detailed data arrays that describe postsecondary attainment at the national, state and county levels. The report also provides postsecondary attainment data for each of the nation’s 100 most populous metropolitan regions.

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Latest Stories


Talent + transit = access to opportunity

Jul 16, 2016

Last month marked a transformative moment in Indianapolis history, as our city celebrated the opening of the Julia M. Carson Transit Center. For many, the gleaming glass structure in the heart of downtown symbolizes a new chapter—one focused on connecting people to opportunity and cultivating a strong sense of forward momentum throughout the Circle City.

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Outcomes-Based Funding: Lessons for Colleges and Universities

Jul 14, 2016

Lumina releases the third and final round of papers exploring how public colleges and universities are responding to moves nationally by state policymakers toward the use of outcomes-based funding to boost postsecondary attainment and away from enrollment-based funding.

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Companies Should Invest in Employees’ Higher Education

Jul 13, 2016

An analysis in Chief Learning Officer Magazine by Lumina President Jamie Merisotis and Cigna's Chief Learning Officer Karen Kocher looks at data demonstrating the return on investment for corporate tuition reimbursement programs.

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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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