Our Work

Our Work

Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with degrees, certificates and other high-quality credentials to 60 percent by 2025. Lumina’s outcomes-based approach focuses on helping to design and build an equitable, accessible, responsive and accountable higher education system while fostering a national sense of urgency for action to achieve Goal 2025.

 

FEATURED WORK:
Degree Qualifications Profile

A learning-centered framework for what college graduates should know and be able to do to earn the associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree.

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Outcomes-based funding

Lumina's paper series on tuition funding formulas that create incentives for on-time degree completion and year-over-year increases in the numbers of students of color and at-risk students who earn degrees and credentials.

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Beyond Financial Aid

A toolkit with six tested strategies to help institutions strengthen their capacities to support low-income students challenged by limited resources.

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The higher education landscape is rapidly evolving, but student needs are not always what's driving this change.

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Lumina joins #TalentTuesday to support a comprehensive, cross-sector, all-hands-on-deck approach to talent development.

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Who Are Today's Students?

Too many Americans are failing to graduate college. Why? In part, because our assumptions about them are wrong.

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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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