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New report shows largest year-over-year college attainment increase since 2008

April 22, 2014

As the global demand for postsecondary skills and knowledge continues to increase, a new report released today by Lumina Foundation shows that America achieved its largest year-over-year increase in degree attainment since 2008. While the momentum is encouraging, other countries are still outpacing the U.S. in educational achievement, and persistent equity gaps remain that must be addressed through a redesign of America’s higher education system.

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New report shows improved pace of college attainment is still not enough to meet future workforce needs; massive racial achievement gaps continue

June 13, 2013

As the demand for skilled workers continues to grow, a new report released today by Lumina Foundation shows that the rate of college attainment is steadily improving across America. Unfortunately, the pace of progress is far too modest to meet future workforce needs.

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Lumina Foundation Introduces New Strategic Plan Designed to Increase Education Attainment and to Strengthen Economy/Country

Jan 10, 2013

Lumina Foundation today released a new Strategic Plan that outlines how the Foundation will work over the next four years to help the country reach its education attainment goal of having 60 percent of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates, and other credentials by 2025.

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June 19, 2017

A Stronger Nation 2017 report uses Census data to track progress in degree attainment at several levels – nationally, in metropolitan areas, in all 50 states, and down to the county level. It also contains national data and state-specific estimates that show attainment of high-quality postsecondary certificates.