Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success

We invest in partners big and small, for- and not-for-profit, who are working to solve today’s toughest problems in higher education. Together, we seek to share knowledge and coordinate our efforts to transform education models for colleges and universities to benefit today’s students. Our focus is to improve the system’s overall capacity, allowing students, especially low-income students, to graduate at higher rates with high-quality degrees or certificates at an affordable price.

Many of our collaborators are new entities launched in the past few years and are experimenting with groundbreaking new paradigms in higher education. Others are long-time institutional leaders who have been working to improve the field for decades. Still more fall somewhere in between.

Meet some of our grantees and explore our full grantee list below:

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Ithaka Harbors, Inc.

Ithaka S+R works to understand questions such as what technological choices must be made to incorporate online learning technologies into higher education and how education can be made more affordable, particularly at public universities. More Info

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Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education's Multi-State Longitudinal Data Exchange is building a system to share individual-level education and workforce data among states. More Info

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EDUCAUSE, in partnership with the foundation and an executive committee, has developed the Next Generation Learning Challenges to accelerate educational innovation through applied technology. More Info

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Complete College America

Complete College America works with states to significantly increase the number of Americans with quality career certificates or college degrees and to close attainment gaps for traditionally underrepresented populations. More Info

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