Thought Leadership

Building public will to develop a stronger college going culture, expand access to higher education, and support student success is a key component of our work. We seek to share important information as well as provide policy and program recommendations to key stakeholders about the issues that impact college students and attainment in Arizona. Learn more about the insights we shared last year.

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Community Colleges
are Essential to
Arizona’s Success

In Prioritizing Access and Opportunity, we talked about the important role that community colleges play in helping Arizona reach its attainment goal.

Non-Academic Supports Increase College Readiness and Success Non-Academic Supports Increase College Readiness and Success

College Access and Success Are About More Than Academics described how non-academic supports that help students in high school and college build skills and knowledge that help them thrive in college are vital to increasing college readiness, access, and attainment. The value of these supports and resources became all the more apparent in the context of the pandemic.

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Championing Equity
in Uncertain Times

We called attention to the challenges college students are facing as a result of the pandemic, how those challenges have intensified the inequities that low-income and first-generation college students experience, and what we can do as a state to provide relief.

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