State education policy officials include the following:
David R. Russell, Commissioner of Higher Education of the Missouri Department of Higher Education
Michael A. Middleton, Interim President, University of Missouri System
Clif Smart, President, Missouri State University
State Attainment Goal: Increase the percentage of working age adults with a degree or high quality certificate from 46% to 60% of the population by 2020. Learn more about how states can “Set An Attainment Goal.” Also, find out more about Missouri’s attainment goal and see other states’ attainment goals.
Missouri’s Innovation Campus initiative was developed as a lower-cost, streamlined pathway from high school to college and the workforce. Learn more about how states Develop Lower-Cost Pathways to Degrees.
Missouri partnered with Western Governors University (WGU) to create a state-approved, online, competency-based option for their students. Read more about how states Ensure Availability of Competency-Based Programs.