Established in 2009, Complete College America is a bold national advocate for dramatically increasing college completion rates and closing equity gaps by working with states, systems, institutions, and partners to scale highly effective structural reforms and promote policies that improve student success. 


CCA envisions a nation where all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or familial educational achievement, have equal opportunities to access and complete a college education or credential of value because postsecondary institutions, policy makers, and systems of higher education welcome, invest in, and support these students through and to an on-time completion. 


The need for this work is compelling. Between 1970 and 2009, undergraduate enrollment in the United States more than doubled, while the completion rate has been virtually unchanged. We’ve made progress in giving students from all backgrounds access to college – but we haven’t finished the all-important job of helping them achieve a degree. Counting the success of all students is an essential first step. And then we must move with urgency to reinvent American higher education to meet the needs of the new majority of students on our campuses, delicately balancing the jobs they need with the education they desire.

Complete College America believes there is great reason for optimism … and a clear path forward. With a little more support – and a lot of common sense – we can ensure that many more people get the high-quality college education that will help them live productive and fulfilling lives. All Americans will share in the benefits of their success.

Strategic Plan

Read the Complete College America 2019 – 2022 strategic plan here.


Through research, advocacy, and technical assistance, we help states put in place the six Game Changers that will help all students succeed in college:

Members of our Alliance have pledged to take bold actions to (1) significantly increase the number of students successfully completing college and achieving degrees and credentials with value in the labor market and (2) close attainment gaps for traditionally underrepresented populations.


Current opportunities:

Chief of Staff/Senior Vice President for Strategy

The Chief of Staff/Senior Vice President for Strategy will provide critical support to the Complete College America President across a range of work— including internal management and alignment of leadership to organizational goals and priorities, strategy development, oversight of strategy performance and allocation of financial and human resources, implementation of cross-cutting change and project management and organization-wide business processes; oversight of CCA special initiatives and external relations. Read the full description.

Vice President, Government Relations, Advocacy & Policy

Complete College America is actively seeking a dynamic, experienced, & savvy individual to serve as its Vice President, Government Relations, Advocacy & Public Policy to direct and oversee legislative advocacy and other policy and programs aimed at advancing policy priorities on behalf of CCA. Read the full description.

Vice President, Development & Strategic Partnerships

Complete College America seeks an energetic, strategic and collaborative development leader with excellent relationship skills and demonstrated success in building capacity and increasing fundraising revenue, to become its Vice President for Development & Strategic Partnerships. Read the full description.

Vice President, Alliance Engagement & Institutional Transformation

CCA is seeking a seasoned, dynamic, and energetic Vice President for Alliance Engagement & Institutional Transformation. The VP will play a significant role in strategy development, organizational networking, Alliance building and relationship management, with a specific goal of increasing the capacity of members of the CCA Alliance to achieve their respective missions related to eliminating equity gaps in college completion. Read the full description.

Chief Finance & Administrative Officer

CCA seeks a forward-thinking, financially astute, and business-savvy, Chief Finance & Administrative Officer to lead the implementation of the organization’s financial strategies and the ways in which these strategies contribute to the attainment of the organization’s strategic goals. Additionally, the Chief Finance & Administrative Officer will lead the development and implementation of evolved and more sophisticated policies and procedures—both in the finance and general operational realms, including people operations, legal, IT and facilities. Read the full description.

Director, Research & Evaluation

As Complete College America celebrates its tenth year of service and support to its 47-member Alliance, policymakers, and the higher education community, CCA is doubling down on its commitment to its data, research and evaluation capacities by hiring a national Director of Research & Evaluation.  Toward this end, CCA is seeking a senior level research and evaluation professional who brings strategic leadership, trusted and credible research publications and processes, and adeptness with relationship building and collaboration to fill this role. Read the full description.

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CCA Fellows

CCA Fellows are a select group of the Alliance’s most respected and accomplished content experts and thought partners. As leaders in their respective areas, they have dedicated themselves to student success, embracing bold reform and implementing CCA's Game Changer strategies. They work closely with CCA, sharing their knowledge with the Alliance, and come together to confront and overcome higher education's greatest challenges.