Network Mission

The Alaska Postsecondary Access & Completion Network builds and strengthens partnerships to increase the percentage of all Alaskans who complete postsecondary education, particularly credentials relevant to a robust Alaskan economy.

Network objectives are to:

  • create synergy
  • reduce duplication of effort across membership
  • disseminate best practices and develop complementary messaging by state programs, agencies and organizations to encourage and support attainment.

The Network can begin to address Alaska’s gaps and dissonance in statewide messaging, transition pathways, professional development, and data utilization around postsecondary attainment.

Central to the Network’s efforts is the statewide attainment goal of “65 by 2025” which refers to the need to increase the percentage of working-age Alaskans who hold postsecondary credentials –  from apprenticeship or certificate completion to advanced degrees – to 65% by the year 2025.

The Network is funded through the federal College Access Challenge Grant (CACG).