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We would like to express our gratitude to the individuals and organizations thathave made this report possible. First, we thank the Lumina Foundation and theBill and Melinda Gates Foundation for their support of our research over the pastfew years, and in particular, we are grateful for the support of Jamie Merisotis,Hilary Pennington, Holly Zanville, and Parminder Jassal. We are honored to bepartners in their mission of promoting postsecondary access and completionfor all Americans.We also want to thank our editor, Vic Caleca, and our designer, Woodpile Studios,as well as Ban Cheah, Nicole Smith, Stephen Rose, Tamara Jayasundera,Laura Meyer, Peter Daniels, and numerous other colleagues, too many to list here,who provided support and insight throughout the process.