Begin your comeback and finish your degree

ABOUT GATEWAY TO DEGREES

We help working adults return to school, finish their degree or certificate, and unlock opportunity for the future of our region.

Who We Are

We are a regional collaboration of higher education, community, and business organizations to help working adults return to school and finish their degree or certificate. Our goal is to make St. Louis one of the top 10 regions for degree attainment by 2025.

How the Program Works

Through a neutral College Navigator, we coach working adults as they evaluate options and identify educational opportunities, match their goals with a post-secondary learning program, and return to school. Our College Navigator also supplements any existing on-campus student service programs with supports specifically tailored for returning adult learners.

Supporting Individuals’ Career Goals and Economic Growth

Everyone wins when we support life-long learning. Educating working adults opens doors to opportunities for our entire region. Adults who complete their degree or certificate can earn more money, advance their careers, and improve job security. Higher education institutions recruit new students and diversify their student base while businesses improve company culture and gain a competitive edge. In short, an educated workforce means a healthy economy and thriving community.

Why It Matters

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