It’s really about states...we're just here to help.
Established in 2009, Complete College America is a national nonprofit with a single mission: to work with states to significantly increase the number of Americans with quality career certificates or college degrees and to close attainment gaps for traditionally underrepresented populations.
The need for this work is compelling. Between 1970 and 2009, undergraduate enrollment in the United States more than doubled, while the completion rate has been virtually unchanged. We've made progress in giving students from all backgrounds access to college -- but we haven't finished the all-important job of helping them achieve a degree. Counting the success of all students is an essential first step. And then we must move with urgency to reinvent American higher education to meet the needs of the new majority of students on our campuses, delicately balancing the jobs they need with the education they desire.
Complete College America believes there is great reason for optimism ... and a clear path forward. With a little more support -- and a lot of common sense -- we can ensure that many more young people get the high-quality college education that will help the live productive and fulfilling lives. All Americans will share in the benefits of their success.
Complete College America is grateful for the guidance and support of our funders:
Complete College America believes there is great reason for optimism…and a clear path forward. Young people are our most essential resource. With a little more help – and a lot of common sense – all Americans will share in the benefits of their success.