Introducing the Equitable Value Explorer

Are today’s students getting ahead, getting by, or even falling behind when it comes to their post-college earnings? The Equitable Value Explorer, an innovative diagnostic tool that puts the commission’s work into action, is helping to answer that question.

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Define. Measure. Act.

A diverse group of college leaders, policymakers, researchers, advocates, and students took a hard look at the question “what is college worth?” and is proposing a way to answer that question – and actions leaders can take now to improve postsecondary value and make it more equitable.

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A shared definition of college value that can inform policy and practice.


A measurement framework for how individual colleges and universities create equitable value for students.


An action agenda to encourage changes in policy and practice leading to more equitable value.