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Achieve60AZ and the Imperative to Increased Educational Attainment

By: Christine M. Thompson, Project Manager, Achieve60AZ By the time today’s preschoolers complete high school, seven of every 10 jobs will require some type of higher education.  Arizona must act now to increase the post high school education of our population to be economically competitive. The Achieve60AZ Alliance of 60 statewide education, business, community, and philanthropic […]

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40 College Success Arizona Scholars to Receive College Degrees

May is a special month for College Success Arizona as 40 of our scholarship, and mentoring, students are graduating from colleges and universities around the state. The students are graduating from the Art Institute of Phoenix, Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona.

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This missing piece may be Arizona’s key to the higher education access and attainment puzzle

Increased postsecondary attainment will shape the future of Arizona.

The massive economic and social benefits of increasing postsecondary access and attainment will substantially enhance the state’s economy and expand opportunities for more Arizona residents. Central to this effort is the irrefutable need to empower more low-income Arizonans with greater access to postsecondary education opportunities.

To be clear, there is no magic bullet to increased attainment. The solution is a giant and complex puzzle, with several pieces in place and many key pieces still missing. Need-based aid is the vital “corner piece”, that must be inserted for the puzzle to lock together.

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