Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success

Collaboration and innovation in higher education don’t just happen. Incentives are necessary. The ways in which we fund, measure, and regulate colleges and universities affect how–or even whether–institutions make the tough but necessary choices for student success.

Data and Information 
Data and Information

What if students were able to choose their colleges and their degree or certificate programs based on good information about cost, quality, and opportunities for employment and career development after graduation?
Read More >

Financial Aid 
Finance/Financial Aid

Helping more students get to and through college. Research shows that when financial barriers are removed for high achieving low-income students, they succeed at the same or higher rates than their peers. As a result, we are focusing on simplifying the aid process, which serves as a barrier to millions of low-income students, and on providing incentives in institutional, state, and federal aid programs for students to persist in and finish their programs.
Read More >

Increasing Graduates 
Policy Advocacy

Working at the federal and state levels to promote access to and completion of certificates and degrees for all students. This includes policies that support institutions working to increase equity at the same time they are working to increase attainment.
Read More >

Stay in Touch!

Sign up to receive our Postsecondary Success Notes Newsletter for updates on the latest reports, effective education models, and trailblazing stories from our partners and others.