Alternative Pathways and Providers


Alternative providers are an emerging and evolving group of organizations that have the potential to expand the capacity of the nation’s learning ecosystem. They aim to provide all learners with access to quality, affordable postsecondary education—especially those 71 million Americans in the working-age population who are without a postsecondary credential, many of whom are from underserved groups such as communities of color, low-income working adults, and first-generation students.

Reports and Publications
The ecosystem of quality postsecondary education for today’s learners is a national imperative, and ACE is grateful to the Joyce Foundation for its generous investment in exploring how learn and earn pathways can enable the postsecondary success of working learners.