Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success

New Frontiers for Student Success

We are excited to announce the Frontier Set, 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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Infographic: Today's College Students

Today’s college students come from a wide range of backgrounds and bring an equally diverse set of needs. We must do more to help these students be successful amid competing priorities, such as family, finances, and work.

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Bridging Rhetoric and Reality in a Changing World

The recent national shift in leadership and policy direction reflects increasing national anxiety over real and widening gaps. These gaps apply to higher education as well. To move forward, we must confront the tough questions that speak to the gulf between where we are and where we would like to be.

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Areas of Focus



See the latest videos, speeches, and blog posts from the field so we can work together to ensure higher education is a bridge–not a barrier–to opportunity. View All Posts



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