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Goal 2025

JRF | May 01 2014 |  · · · 

Lumina Foundation has been working with people and organizations across the country to increase the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60% by the year 2025.

“We must continue to focus on approaches that make higher education more accessible and affordable for all. We also must ensure that all students who come to college graduate with meaningful, high-quality degrees and credentials that enable them to contribute to the workforce, improve society and provide for themselves and their families.”

As an organization that has been increasing access to college for low-income women 35 and older since 1976, we completely agree!

We’re in the middle of selecting 2014 Jeannette Rankin scholars, but here are some facts about the incredible women we’ve been working with during the last year:

     - 73.6% identify as head of household

     - 50.6% are the first in their families to attend college

     - The average household income is $23,185.01 with an average household size of 3

According to the most recent report, issued by Lumina in April 2014 and using 2012 numbers, 39.4% of working age Americans (25-54) have a two or four year college degree. This is up .7% from last year’s report.

The numbers are increasing, but more has to be done to achieve Goal 2025. To build collaboration between organizations working on attaining this goal, Lumina just launched a social network called MoveED.

"MoveED for Goal 2025 brings together, on a single map, organizations that are committed to making attainment America’s cause — especially for low-income students, students of color, first-generation students and adult learners."

We're excited about the work being done across the country to increase access to higher education! Thank you to all our supporters who continue to encourage, strengthen and grow Jeannette Rankin Fund's impact!

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