State Policy Agenda
The State Policy Agenda is designed for state leaders as a guidepost to increase higher education attainment and reach Goal 2025 – to increase the proportion of Americans with high quality degrees, certificates, and other credentials to 60% by the year 2025. It includes three core elements. Under each are a set of specific evidence-based policy recommendations.
Improve student outcomes
Reorienting and expanding the nation’s higher education system around student outcomes is a key step toward increasing postsecondary degree attainment among our working age population.learn more
Systems of higher education are being asked to serve more students and to ensure their success with fewer resources. To succeed, states will need to rethink how they allocate resources to both institutions and students.learn more
Create smarter pathways
States and their higher education systems and institutions need to create clearer and smarter pathways to degrees for traditional and nontraditional students alike.learn more