Northern Virginia Community College to participate in Lumina Foundation's initiative to help adults finish degrees
The Washington Post
September 30, 2010
Northern Virginia Community College will be part of a $15 million, nationwide initiative announced Wednesday to give adults the chance to complete degrees they started but did not finish.
An estimated 37 million U.S. adults fall into the nebulous category of educational attainment commonly termed "some college." And in the Obama administration's campaign to regain the world lead in rates of college completion, they are the low-hanging fruit.
The Lumina Foundation, an Indianapolis nonprofit group focused on college completion, announced a four-year effort to support 19 initiatives that are projected to yield 45,000 additional degrees. The Obama administration has a goal of 5 million new degrees and certificates by 2020.