Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success

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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The “Why” and “Why Now” of Postsecondary Value

As the Postsecondary Value Commission moves forward in its work to define the value of education after high school and expand the national conversation about higher education beyond costs and debt, it’s addressing two fundamental questions: Why? And why now?

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Postsecondary Success Notes

“Who wants to be a college president?” The Atlantic asked this important question in an article earlier this year. It outlined the challenges of leading an institution, making the top job sound less attractive to potential candidates than years past.

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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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