WHY THIS ISSUE

BETTER LIVES THROUGH EDUCATION

A college education — be it a Bachelor's, Associate's, apprenticeship or certification — remains the most reliable ladder to a better life. But only when a student pursues and completes it.

FALLING SHORT OF GRADUATION IS COSTLY

Income potential is stymied. Self-worth suffers. And compounding it further: the potential of student debt that may be difficult to repay.

That's why Great Lakes supports an education philanthropy that has just one goal: helping low-income students, students of color and first-generation college students graduate from college.

"With everything we do, we are always mindful that moving students towards greater opportunity in life benefits us all."
Richard D. George, President & Chief Executive Officer, Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates