Education after high school is key to economic and social mobility in today’s world. But too many students – especially low-income and first-generation students, students of color, and working adults – face significant hurdles in their efforts to earn a post-high school credential. Many of these hurdles stem from the fact that colleges and universities are not set up to meet the needs of today’s college students, who bring a wide range of experiences and responsibilities to their studies.
But how can institutions and state systems ensure that more students get to and through their programs and close attainment gaps across racial/ethnic and socioeconomic groups, especially in an environment of constrained resources? What are the strategies that can propel campuses and systems of all types toward these goals?
The Frontier Set is a select group of high-performing, high-potential colleges and universities, state systems, and supporting organizations that are committed to dramatically increasing student success and erasing attainment gaps by transforming how they operate.