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A record-breaking number of leaders gathered in DC to chart the future of higher ed systems.

College Is Worth It

NASH's first-of-a-kind messaging campaign to provide students with data, facts, and figures to make an informed decision about college.

Group photo on a college campus welcoming in refugees to their community as part of the Refugee Resettlement Initiative.

Every Campus a Refuge

NASH's Refugee Resettlement Initiative has partnered with ECAR to support public systems in serving as welcome campuses.

Group photo on a college campus welcoming in refugees to their community as part of the Refugee Resettlement Initiative.

First-Ever Awardees

The NASH Catalyst fund provides funding to drive innovation at member systems to develop best practices for student success.


The National Association of Higher Education Systems represents public systems of higher education across the United States.

United States map of active NASH members as of October 2022
Systems educate
of America’s 4-year public college students

Together, we are committed to collectively moving the dial on student success.

Increasing Degree Credential Completion

Increasing Degree Completion

NASH member systems will produce over 1,000,000 degrees and credentials by 2030. This means collectively increasing degree and credential completion by 35% from 2019-20 baseline levels by 2030. Additionally, equity gaps will be reduced by 50% by 2030, resulting in an additional 80,000 degrees and credentials for minoritized students.

Improving Social Mobility

Improving Social Mobility

By 2040, NASH member systems will advance 85% of students from families in the bottom 40% of the income distribution to the top 60% of the income distribution, and 65% of students in the bottom 40% to the top 40%. To meaure progress, by 2030, the median income of students in the bottom tertile 8 years after enrollment will exceed the national median.

Reducing Student Loan Debt

Reducing Student Debt

By 2030 NASH member systems will decrease the median debt borrowed by Pell students by 25% from 2020-21 baseline levels. In addition, the equity gap in three-year repayment rates between Pell recipients and non-Pell recipients will be reduced by 50% from 2019-20 baseline levels (19 points). This would result in an estimated $7 billion reduction in borrowing by low-income students by 2030.

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