More than 60 community, business, philanthropic and education organizations in Arizona form this independent alliance that is fueled by a community-based effort to make Arizona competitive through the power of education. Their goal is to generate greater awareness of the importance of increasing Arizona’s level of educational attainment while building support to improve college entry and completion; boost adult education and training; and fuel a pipeline of competitive talent for Arizona’s employers.
The goal of Achieve60AZ is to help generate greater public and private awareness, ownership and support for the long-term steps needed in college entry and completion, adult education and training, and identifying and closing skills gaps to better prepare our workforce and our state for the future.
Improving Arizona’s college attainment rate is a priority for the education community and policymakers in our state. College Success Arizona’s policy briefs and reports provide essential insights to inform effective decision making that leads to policies and programs that contribute to increased educational attainment in Arizona. Find out more about how Arizona can build a stronger college going culture, expand access to higher education, and support student success.
A data-driven look at the importance of post-secondary certificates and degrees. Fourth in our policy brief series, this brief takes a look at what post-secondary attainment means, and its effect on the Arizona economy. With updated and new data points, it projects the likely attainment rate for the state through 2030 and analyzes the effort […]
The enduring popular concept of what it means to go to college sends young people the message that they’re not “college material” if they’re not interested in, or able to attend, a four-year college or university.
To counter this narrow and sometimes elitist image of higher education, we must build a college-going culture in our communities that is inclusive and that promotes higher education in its many forms as a desirable and attainable goal for all young people. We as a society — and especially those of us in the education community — must do everything we can to achieve this goal.
A Summary of College Success Arizona’s Policy Briefs on the Importance of State Grant Aid (April 2017) A quick read on Arizona higher education funding programs and ideas to strengthen state need-based grant aid. This four-page policy brief provides a readable recent history of the systemic decline in state support for higher education, including a […]