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Addition of Certificates to Lumina’s Completion Goal Gives Boost to Several States

When the Lumina Foundation issued an update in April on the nation’s progress toward reaching higher rates of degree completion by 2025, there was a new data point added to the equation — certificates.

By adding the percentage of Americans who have completed a certificate, the foundation saw an effect on data from states that have focused on increasing workforce development, particularly at community colleges. The completion rates went up in those states.