Strong Start To Finish

Strong Start to Finish is the authority on evidence-based reforms that help more college students succeed.

Strong Start to Finish is a network of like-minded individuals and organizations from the policy, research, and practice spaces who’ve come together for one reason – to help all students, not just the select few, find success in postsecondary education.  

We have a deep commitment to knowledge and working together to change institutional practice and policy. We are growing our reach across the nation to bring equity to higher education. With deep collaboration, we aim to achieve a larger impact and return on postsecondary investments.  

As experts in this space, we leverage and elevate the talent that surrounds us by pooling together some of the best and brightest in our fields to establish practices that work. Because we’ve been there – teaching on campus, serving on leadership boards, and working in the field – we know how to create the change we want to see for these students.  

Strong Start to Finish is supported by Education Commission of the States, a nonpartisan policy nonprofit organization that conducts research, delivers reports, provides expert counsel on the full spectrum of education policy issues, and convenes education leaders across the 50 states to learn from each other.