Mapping Your Future supports Goal 2025
May 11, 2012
Mapping Your Future joins other organizations in support of the Lumina Foundation’s 2025 Goal to increase the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60 percent by the year 2025.
This goal is a national priority because:
- Higher education is a prerequisite to success in a knowledge-based society and economy.
- The social and economic opportunities facing our country can best be addressed by educating many more people beyond high school. As we attain the goal, we improve the economy, strengthen civic engagement and reduce the costs of crime, poverty and health care and, in short, improve the human condition.
- Higher education attainment rates among adults, first-generation college-going students, low-income students and students of color are significantly lower than those of other students. This gap has endured for decades and is now widening. This attainment gap is alarming given the country’s demographic trends.
Visit the Mapping Your Future supports Goal 2025 webpage at mappingyourfuture.org/about/lumina2025.htm to learn more.