Noncredit Research Collaborative

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Funder Profile

Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. We envision a system that is easy to navigate, delivers fair results, and meets the nation’s need for talent through a broad range of credentials.

Why We Focus on Noncredit Programs

Noncredit programs in postsecondary education are often seen as a promising way to address educational equity, but knowledge about the noncredit sector—such as the types of students enrolled in noncredit courses and their academic outcomes—is sparse.

Lumina is dedicated to enhancing the public’s knowledge and implementation of noncredit programs to benefit students with educational opportunities.