Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success

Not all students benefit from classroom-based lectures. Low-income and first-generation students face an especially high risk of falling behind in general education courses. With the right tools, all students can increase their learning and stay on the path to a degree or credential.

Online and hybrid (in-person and online) learning can help students by adapting to their strengths and needs and providing them with timely feedback and additional support. In some cases pass rates for at-risk students can increase by one third and content mastery can occur twice as quickly, in addition to increases in degree completion.

Our goal is to accelerate the development of digital learning tools and the understanding of how they can be used to help students achieve greater success. While technology cannot replace the human element in higher education, it can enrich it.

Explore our Digital Learning Infographic:

Digital Learning Infographic