Higher Education

The goal of Education Sector's higher education work is to improve learning and graduation outcomes for students attending non-elite colleges.

The goal of Education Sector's higher education work is to improve learning and graduation outcomes for students attending non-elite colleges.

We have developed a four-part strategy for achieving our goal:

  1. Expand the public agenda from access only to access and success by convincing people of the urgent need to improve undergraduate education in terms of student learning, student attainment, and student cost;
  2. Identify and promote accurate methods of measuring success in teaching; learning; attainment; productivity; and student success in further education, the work force, and life;
  3. Identify and promote methods of efficiently and effectively helping students learn, graduate, and prosper in life at a reasonable cost; and
  4. Create and promote higher education accountability systems that provide strong incentives for the adoption of successful methods of improving learning and attainment at a reasonable cost.

Education Sector is unique in our focus on both K–12 and higher education. Many educational issues transcend the boundaries of K–12 and higher education. The need for data systems that generate better, clearer, and more accessible information to improve teaching and learning is as important in higher education as it is in K–12 schools. Similarly, the theme of informed educational options is present in both our K–12 and higher education work.