What works and what’s most effective. That’s what Nebraska University President J.B. Milliken hopes will be discussed at a College Access summit next May in Lincoln. It’s called Building a Culture of College Access and Success in Nebraska.
“We have to do everything we can to make sure that college access is still attainable for Nebraskans and that they have an opportunity to enjoy the rewards of that.”
CEO of EducationQuest Foundation Liz Koop hopes the group can increase affordability of college and increase access for Nebraskans to get to college. She says the conference will have panel conversations with various cross sections of those from the education, business, and legislative sectors talk about ways to improve graduation rates. In Nebraska, only 36% of people hold at least an associate’s degree. Another 265,000 Nebraskans have completed some college but have not earned a degree.