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A high school education is not enough to compete in today’s global economy. Yet by age 30 most Americans have not earned a college degree or certificate. Our Postsecondary Success Strategy aims to dramatically increase the number of young adults who complete their postsecondary education, setting them up for success in the workplace and in life.

Learn more below and visit the program page for more details about our work in this area.

Leading Change for Changing Leaders

Effective and courageous leadership is an essential element of change in higher ed. Understanding what is required of leaders in a time of change and uncertainty is time well invested.

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Taking Stock: Progress and Prospects for College Advising

Over the past several years, significant progress has been made in college advising, thanks to the creative and tireless efforts of many of our partners. Moving forward, it is critical as a field to define both what we mean by advising and what will be needed to make sure it is effective, scalable, and sustainable.

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A Changing Conversation for Changing Times

Change is hard, especially for an enterprise as given to tradition as higher education. But shifting the conversation about higher education in a changing world – and then taking action – is critical to our efforts to help more students get to and through college.

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New Frontiers for Student Success

Today, we are excited to announce the Frontier Set. The Frontier Set is a select group of colleges and universities, state systems, and supporting organizations committed to significantly increasing student access and success, and eliminating racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in college attainment.

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Bridging Higher Education’s Rhetoric and Reality in a Changing World

Director of Postsecondary Success, Dan Greenstein, reflects on the recent U.S. elections and discusses what they mean for higher education.

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