PROPELLING SOCIAL MOBILITY
AND ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT
Higher education has been a bridge to opportunity for millions but, for too many, that bridge has become too narrow and too hard to navigate, with a toll that is too high. The odds of getting a credential depend on your income, race, or zip code—and shouldn’t.
That’s why we work with partners to transform higher education so that more students—especially students from low-income backgrounds, first-generation students, and students of color—graduate at higher rates, with high-quality credentials at an affordable price.
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.
AREAS OF FOCUS
Interventions in advising, digital learning, and pathways increase student success.
Improved financial aid, better data, and policy advocacy will help more students graduate.
Institutions and partners are working together to accelerate and integrate innovation.