Increasing Postsecondary Attainment
In 2017, WTCS and its higher education partners received an "attainment challenge" grant from the Lumina Foundation, a private foundation in Indianapolis committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all.
Lumina is committed to improving student success, closing equity gaps and helping states reach a robust postsecondary attainment goal.
Postsecondary attainment refers to the percentage of residents ages 25 to 64 who have earned a credential beyond high school, such as a certificate, diploma or degree, or completion of a registered apprenticeship. Labor economists estimate that 60% of all jobs will require a high-quality postsecondary credential by the end of this decade.
Higher attainment rates are tied to increased workforce participating and higher earnings.
Wisconsin's higher ed partners set a goal to increase the state’s postsecondary attainment rate from 48.4% in 2016, the most recent year for which data are available, to 60% by 2027.
Learn more at 60Forward.org