Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success

January 25, 2017

AASCU Lists Top Higher Ed Policy Matters for States in 2017

Budget concerns and college affordability lead the list of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities' latest briefing on public institution priorities for the upcoming year.The briefing underscores dramatic changes in political power in many states, some under conservative majority for the first time in decades.

Budget concerns and college affordability lead the list of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ latest briefing on public institution priorities for the upcoming year.The briefing underscores dramatic changes in political power in many states, some under conservative majority for the first time in decades.

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September 29, 2016

Our Advocacy Priorities

White paper: “Postsecondary Success Advocacy Priorities” (2016) Today, we as a nation are facing the reality that for many, that bridge has become too narrow and too hard to navigate, with a toll that is too high. Rising costs and debt, stubbornly high dropout rates, and persistent attainment gaps threaten higher education’s ability to meet […]

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March 11, 2015

Postsecondary Success Advocacy Priorities

The foundation’s Postsecondary Success advocacy plan will support our overall efforts to in efforts by building a supportive policy environment focused on four priorities: data and information, finance and financial aid, college readiness, and innovation and scale.

Our higher education system faces a convergence of challenging forces today, including an economic imperative for increased credentials and degrees, financial pressures on both institutions and students, and changing demographics of the student population bringing more of the students who have faced the greatest hurdles to access and success to our campuses. This landscape mandates […]

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August 28, 2014

Policy Advocacy

The nation’s postsecondary education system faces a convergence of powerful and challenging forces. One is economic, as the demand for more and different credentials beyond high school continues to rise, testing the capacity of existing providers. A second is fiscal, as a slow and uneven recovery of state revenues, restrained federal spending, and increasing pressure […]

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December 9, 2016

AMERICA AS 100 COLLEGE STUDENTS – STATE-BY-STATE

Among college students nationwide, 83 percent receive Pell Grants, 40 percent attend a two-year institution, and 25 percent take online-only or blended courses. This type of information is critical to understanding today’s college students and providing conditions and supports that will help more students achieve certificates and degrees. Learn more about college students in each of the foundation’s […]

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