These programs significantly increase the likelihood that students living in historically marginalized communities and under-resourced communities will enroll in post-secondary education and complete a certificate or degree leading to better employment opportunities and higher incomes.
Expanding access to college and career pathways and providing support for success benefits students, their families and communities and the nation as a whole. The economic returns on a postsecondary certificate or degree are at their highest level in decades. Workers with postsecondary degrees will continue to play a crucial role in the nation’s economic growth. Expanding access and supporting success also ensures that our system of higher education offers opportunities to all students.