An Education Beyond High School
Our work is guided by the belief that:
Students are at the center of what we do.
Educational opportunity should not depend on race and income.
Colleges and universities are the unit of change when it comes to boosting student success and closing success gaps.
Networks are critical for institutions and the organizations that support them to accelerate learning and student-centered change.
Evidence is essential for guiding improvement in student outcomes.
We support colleges and universities committed to transformation—making significant and lasting change to dramatically improve student
outcomes and eliminate race and income as predictors of student success. 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.
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Postsecondary Success Grantees
We invest in partners big and small, for- and not-for-profit, from all parts of the country to tackle the opportunities and challenges of institutional transformation.
Postsecondary Success Focus Areas
We and our partners work with colleges and universities to transform themselves so that more students—especially first-generation students, those from low-income backgrounds, students of color, and working adults—can achieve their educational goals.