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A Stronger Nation and the Talent that Will Make It Happen

Dec 05, 2016

Only a few weeks after the release of Lumina's latest strategic plan, more than 100 million people voted in national, state, and local elections. They cast ballots after one of the most rancorous and divisive presidential campaigns in the nation’s history. After votes were tallied, many of us were left wondering what the future holds.

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Universal Postsecondary Education

Oct 21, 2016

Lumina Vice President Dewayne Matthews discusses how America should adopt universal postsecondary education to assure opportunity for millions left out or left behind in today’s economy.

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New Report Shows National Postsecondary Attainment Rate Rises to More Than 45 Percent

Apr 08, 2016

The U.S. is making slow, but steady progress in the number of Americans who hold high-quality credentials beyond high school diplomas. New data on nationwide postsecondary attainment released today by Lumina Foundation in its latest A Stronger Nation report indicates that 40.4 percent of working-age Americans (ages 25-64) held high-quality two- or four-year degrees in 2014, the latest U.S. Census Bureau (American Community Survey) figures available, up slightly from 40.0 percent in 2013.

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Yes, College Is Still a Good Investment—and Here Are 3 Ways to Make It a Better One

Oct 22, 2015

A college education is vital not only for today's students but for the future of our country, this guest expert argues.

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Want to Be Happier and Healthier? Then Go to College.

Oct 15, 2015

There's a lot of debate right now about the value of higher education and the costs associated with going to college. Central to the discussion are legitimate concerns about affordability and what students actually know and are able to do with the degrees they receive.

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3 Key Tests to Find the Right College for You

Oct 13, 2015

Money magazine talks to Jamie Merisotis about the three major factors to consider when picking the right college.

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Indy's future depends on pool of talent

Jul 05, 2015

The IndyStar's June 28 editorial, "Education key to rebuilding Indiana's economy," accurately spotlights an issue key to our state's future. As we move to an even stronger urban majority, cities will rise or descend based largely on their pools of talent, the critical human capital needed to fuel this century's workforce. Savvy leaders across America get this, and they are positioning their cities as exemplars of flourishing communities for the future. But they aren't necessarily the places you'd expect.

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Next wave of thriving cities

Jun 26, 2015

The 21st century is shaping up to be a golden age for cities, with growth in U.S. municipalities projected to create an even stronger urban majority in coming decades. Some localities will ascend as exemplars of flourishing communities in this new era. And they won’t necessarily be the places you’d expect.

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New Report Reveals Greater Urgency Needed to Increase Postsecondary Attainment

Apr 09, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – A new report released today by Lumina Foundation reveals real progress has been made in the national effort to increase postsecondary attainment, but current rates won’t be enough to meet America’s future economic and workforce demands. The annual report, A Stronger Nation through Higher Education, finds that unless actions are taken now to significantly increase postsecondary attainment, the nation will fall short of workforce needs by the end of this decade.

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