Answering the Call
While there has been a lot of attention focused on expanding access to college and increasing success in college, now there is growing interest with the return on investment of college. New debt and earnings data are prompting much-needed conversations about whether—and how—colleges and universities are providing opportunities for economic mobility for their students.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in partnership with the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), has formed a national commission to examine what we are learning about the value of postsecondary education and offer recommendations about how to define and measure that value.
Commission leaders offer their thoughts about why this work matters and why it is urgently needed.