Strada collaborates with students, policymakers, educators, and employers across the U.S. to strengthen the link between education and opportunity.
We prioritize policies, practices, and programs that help ensure postsecondary education provides equitable pathways to opportunity.
We advance our mission through research, grantmaking, social impact investments, public policy solutions, Strada-supported nonprofit organizations, and strategic initiatives.
Education after high school should be accessible to any student willing to invest the time and effort to pursue it.
The cost of postsecondary education is a significant barrier for many students, which limits their access to further education as well as economic opportunity.
By making existing financial aid easier to access, expanding alternative educational pathway, such as dual enrollment, expanding financing options and financial aid, and improving efficiency of higher education programs, we can help ensure the cost of education is not an insurmountable obstacle for individuals to reach their education and career goals.
We envision a future in which quality postsecondary education programs are within everyone’s reach, regardless of their circumstances or background.
Research shows credit for prior learning saves students time and money and increases graduation rates. Providing opportunities for students to demonstrate skills and knowledge gained outside the college classroom makes education more affordable, particularly for adult learners returning to college.
Three million students leave college each year because of a time-sensitive financial crisis of $500 or less. By making it quicker and easier to apply for emergency aid, Beam — one of Strada’s strategic investments — has helped distribute more than $75 million in federal funding to students in need.
Is the so-called “student debt crisis” really a crisis? Author Beth Akers brings an economist’s view of postsecondary education’s return on investment and says, on average, college is still worth the price — if you do it right.
Steep declines in undergraduate enrollment during 2020 and 2021 threaten to widen existing equity gaps in college completion and career opportunities.
The high school classes of 2020 and 2021 have endured massive disruption to their education.
Disrupted high school graduates cited stress, anxiety, and uncertainty as having the greatest influence on their decision to delay further education — and they say guidance, affordability, and connections to career would help them re-engage.
From its onset in early 2020, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has upended life across the world, leading to uncertainty around health, work, finances, education, and a host of other issues.
The pandemic has led to a national crisis of widespread disruption to both work and education for millions of adults in the U.S., especially those from historically marginalized groups.
Just half of college alumni feel it was worth it to take out loans to attend college, with even lower levels of satisfaction from Black and Latino alumni about their loans.
Strada Education Network’s latest Public Viewpoint research finds that fewer than 4 in 10 Black alumni and less than half of Latino alumni feel that it was worth taking out their student loans—but strong career support boosts their assessment.
We asked alumni nationwide who had borrowed money to go to school if their loans were worth it. Strada Education Network and Gallup surveyed a nationally representative sample of more than 6,000 student loan holders.
Strada Center for Consumer Insights weekly survey finds significant increases in Americans losing income and worried about their economic livelihood
Strada Center for Consumer Insights launches weekly nationally representative Public Viewpoint survey to track the impact of COVID-19 on individuals’ careers
How individuals who attend and don’t graduate feel about education
Initiative to include National Task Force on the Transfer of Credit, also supported by Charles Koch Foundation
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