Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success

Our work is guided by the belief that:

Download Our Strategy Overview (PDF) →

We support colleges and universities committed to transformation – making significant and lasting change to dramatically improve student outcomes and eliminate success gaps by race and income. For us, transformation includes having a student-centered mission, setting goals and being accountable for them, using data to make decisions, creating a collaborative environment, and making a commitment to continuous improvement.

We do this by investing in the development of tools and resources to guide transformation efforts; supporting networks to connect institutions with these resources and with each other to accelerate learning; and advocating for public policy focusing on the needs of today’s students and the colleges and universities serving them.

Explore each of our Areas of Focus to learn more.