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17 States Pledge to Significantly Increase College Completion by 2020 | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Major national foundations join forces to make college completion a national imperative

WASHINGTON -- Signifying their intent to take the bold action necessary to increase college completion rates, 17 states have joined with Complete College America to dramatically increase the number of young adults with a college degree or credential. The states have agreed to set degree goals, develop and implement action plans to meet those goals, and collect and report student outcome data on progression toward the goals.

Adding to the states’ commitment, several national foundations have joined forces to provide $12.5 million in initial funding for a new nonprofit organization, Complete College America, to work with states.

To read the full press release, visit the Complete College America web site.

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