Federal Policy Priorities
As the nation strives to meet the growing need for talent to drive today’s knowledge economy and democratic society, more and more Americans agree that increasing postsecondary attainment is critical. In fact, consensus has never been stronger that higher rates of college-level learning are needed — both to ensure the nation’s progress and to enhance the lives of millions of individual Americans. That’s why 38 states, several regions, national higher education associations, many colleges and universities, and the president all have set goals to significantly increase higher education attainment. We at Lumina Foundation also work toward such a goal, one we call Goal 2025. By the year 2025, we want 60 percent of Americans to hold a high-quality college degree, certificate or other credential.