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2-Year Priority Goal

Reduce disparities in attainment of high-quality degrees and credentials

Goal leaders

James Kvaal

Under Secretary

Office of the Under Secretary

To achieve

The Department will support institutions and states to assist low-income students and students of color to enroll in and complete high-quality postsecondary education programs, including at community colleges and through career and technical training.  By September 30, 2023, the Department will increase the number and diversity of higher education grant applicants from community colleges, HBCUs, TCUs, MSIs, and public 4-year colleges by 5 percent to support and assist low-income students and students of color in attaining improved educational outcomes.