Governor Beebe has set the goal that Arkansas will double the number of college graduates by 2025. Currently, our state falls significantly behind the national average for post-secondary degree attainment. The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation agrees with the Governor’s goal and based on what we have learned through our investments in higher education, we believe it is possible to attain.
From 2008 to 2011, Arkansas has made steady progress toward increasing degree attainment, growing the number of college graduates by nearly 2 percent during this period. Through our current and past investments in higher education, we have learned what it takes to continue this growth and meet the goal.To meet the goal we must support:
In June, the Foundation demonstrated its commitment to moving the needle on graduation rates in Arkansas by investing more than a half million dollars in:
According to a recent study by the Lumina Foundation, by 2018, more than half of all Arkansas jobs will require post-secondary credentials. The data demonstrates that the future success of Arkansas starts with success for Arkansas students in college.Become a part of moving the needle from poverty to prosperity for all Arkansans by making higher education a priority. Show your support and learn more by following WRF on Facebook and Twitter.