Transforming Lives through
Postsecondary Education Equity

Who We Are
 

St. Louis Graduates is a collaborative network of K-12 and higher education, youth serving non-profit organizations, business and philanthropy committed to eliminating equity gaps in postsecondary educational attainment for low-income students and Black students.

 
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What We Do

St. Louis Graduates works to make the postsecondary education system more equitable, so all students can benefit from education beyond high school.
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Degrees with Less Debt
 
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St. Louis Graduates is proud to be designated as a Talent Hub by Lumina Foundation and Kresge Foundation.


Why It Matters

Two-thirds of all jobs require a certificate
or degree beyond high school.

There are significant disparities in who has the training and education to access well-paying jobs and career pathways.


In the St. Louis region, there is a

16-point gap

in degrees between
African Americans and the population overall.


Only 16%

of the lowest income students complete a degree compared to 62% of those from the wealthiest families.

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