Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success

Getting to Graduation

Graduation is a time of celebration for many higher ed students and their families. But sadly, roughly half of all students who begin college don’t earn a degree or credential. Leading institutions are working to improve outcomes with innovative solutions that respond to students’ evolving needs.

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Colleges That Get It

How do higher ed institutions make the changes necessary to increase student success? The answer is a mix of persistence, focus, risk taking, data analytics, and commitment to their communities.

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Putting Students First in Higher Ed

By transforming education after high school to meet the needs of students, Sinclair Community College is helping graduates succeed and Dayton, Ohio rebuild.

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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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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


Colleges That Get It: One Institution’s Journey

Lasting institutional change is a combination of attention and intention, and Sinclair Community College gets that. And while they recognize that there is still a good distance to travel on their student success journey, they have already made great strides and have learned lessons that can benefit thousands – if not millions – of today’s college students.

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