The Frontier Set is a national collaborative of 29 colleges and universities and two state systems of higher education. Established in 2017 and supported by funding from the
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, its purpose is to identify, understand and share what works to accelerate student success, especially for low-income and first generation students, students of color, and working adults.
AASCU’s Frontier Set is a diverse group of six high performing, high potential postsecondary institutions that have been identified as leaders in transformational change for student success. They are:
These AASCU institutions are already pioneering what is possible by transforming the way their institutions operate in order to produce substantial gains in completion rates. Now, as members of the Frontier Set, they have the opportunity to collaborate with other institutions to refine,
codify, share and scale that work. Joining the AASCU institutions in this project are 23 other campuses, representing research universities, community colleges, and HBCUs, as well as two state systems of higher education.
We believe that our work with the Frontier Set project will enable us to:
Ultimately, this ambitious collaborative endeavor will accelerate national efforts to improve student success in new and profound ways.
Frontier Set Perspectives from Frontier Set on Vimeo.
The Frontier Set is a select group of high-performing, high-potential colleges and universities, state systems, and supporting organizations committed to dramatically increasing student success and erasing attainment gaps. In this video, you will hear from representatives of Frontier Set sites talking about what the work means to them.