Postsecondary Transitions

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.