Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success

Postsecondary Success Notes

“What is college worth?” It is an increasingly urgent question, given rising education costs and student debt, as well as growing income inequality. Earlier this year, we and our partners at the Institute for Higher Education Policy launched the Postsecondary Value Commission to dig into that very question.

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The People Behind Postsecondary Success: Jamey Rorison

A former K-12 teacher and first-generation college student, Jamey has firsthand experience with many of the challenges his work at the foundation seeks to address.

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Postsecondary Success Leadership

Our leadership team brings an impressive mix of backgrounds and experiences to our efforts, united by a shared commitment to expanding opportunity and eliminating opportunity gaps by race and income.

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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


Postsecondary Success Notes | What is college worth?

Friends, Today, more and more Americans are asking the question: What is college worth? All across the country, students and families want to know if that degree or certificate, which could cost them many thousands of dollars and leave them in debt for years, is still the most reliable path to a rewarding career and […]

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