Why widen the path
millions of students are being left behind
Thirty-nine million Americans have some college but no degree.
Colleges and universities currently fail to graduate 40% of the students they enroll. And, employers are faced with a devastating skills gap making it nearly impossible to find the right hires. When we fail to meet the challenges of today’s reality, it has a devastating impact on students, communities, and the economy.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
Imagine a future where higher learning is flexible, accessible, and responsive to a changing world.
Imagine institutions that recognize all learning, whether it happens at a four-year college or on-the-job at an apprenticeship. Imagine a wider path with on-ramps to work and further education and stronger connections between community colleges, universities, and workforce training.
This future is within our reach.