Communication initiatives are central to our mission, and we offer a range of publications to share information about our work.

Lumina Foundation Focus™

Lumina Foundation Focus magazine is an occasional publication that highlights higher education issues in a human-interest, magazine-style format. Our goal is to show how access and success issues affect real students—and the people who serve them—on campuses across the nation.

Read the Fall 2019 issue: Credentials that work, or visit the archive of previous issues.

A Stronger Nation

Tracks the nation’s progress toward the 2025 attainment goal

A Stronger Nation offers detailed data arrays that describe degree attainment at the national, state and county levels. The report also provides degree-attainment data for each of the nation’s 100 most populous metropolitan regions. All of this data is available in an interactive format to assist you in your efforts to make the goal a reality.

Lumina Issue Papers

Periodic reports commissioned by Lumina examine key subjects to inform the discussion on building the student-centered education system of the future. See all issue papers.

The 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


Beyond Financial Aid

6 tested strategies to help low-income students

Beyond Financial Aid is a toolkit designed to help two- and four-year institutions close attainment gaps for low-income students. Learn more.

The Leadership Model of Philanthropy

To create significant and lasting change, a philanthropy must be a leadership organization, setting an agenda for change, and working purposefully and consistently to produce results.