Using and sharing data to improve postsecondary success

A wealth of evidence indicates that further education beyond high school boosts employment opportunities and earning power, and a community’s economic vitality is associated with its residents’ level of educational attainment. 

Postsecondary education completion can fall below 10 percent among low-income and minority demographics in many cities.  

Unfortunately, low rates of postsecondary completion are associated with weaker tax bases, increased reliance on public benefits, and diminished public safety.  

City leaders can play a pivotal role in changing these outcomes and increasing the proportion of residents in their communities who attain postsecondary degrees or credentials.  

Our downloadable resource guide will help you understand how you can use your platform to create a stronger community.