Strong Start to Finish

Education Commission of the States serves as the intermediary for Strong Start to Finish.

Supported by Education Commission of the States, 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. The network has a deep commitment to knowledge and working together to change institutional practice and policy. Strong Start to Finish is growing its reach across the nation to bring equity to higher education through deep collaboration that achieves a larger impact and return on postsecondary investments. As experts in this space, the network pools together some of the best and brightest in our fields to establish practices that work and can be scaled up for systematic change. To learn more about Strong Start to Finish, visit our website.



California Community Colleges join Strong Start to Finish initiative. Now impacting nearly 3.7 million students across five states, the initiative supports systems and institutions to bring to scale English and math evidence-based practices that boost college graduation. Read more.