In today’s economic reality, a high school diploma is not enough for long-term success. Everyone needs some education or training beyond high school to engage in careers that pay well and provide opportunities for advancement. Yet each year, roughly one million students graduate from high school and do not enroll in higher education or training programs. Students of color and those from low-income families have been particularly harmed by weak handoffs between K-12 and higher education systems.
ESG works with states, systems, and local communities to develop and scale high-impact policies and strategies—including supporting seamless transitions, extending navigational supports, and aligning K-12 and postsecondary expectations—to help more students successfully move to and through higher education.
Learn more about ESG’s Postsecondary Transitions efforts
From Tails to Heads: Building Momentum for Postsecondary Success
No one’s trajectory in life should come down to a coin flip; but for black, brown, and low-income students at...
Preventing a Lost COVID Cohort
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on the higher education preparation and college-going plans of millions of students....
Fast Track FAFSA Completion
Increasing FAFSA completion rates is a fundamental step in a state’s efforts to meet their postsecondary attainment goal. Students who...