The Alliance

More than 60 community, business, philanthropic and education organizations in Arizona form this independent alliance that is fueled by a community-based effort to make Arizona competitive through the power of education. Their goal is to generate greater awareness of the importance of increasing Arizona’s level of educational attainment while building support to improve college entry and completion; boost adult education and training; and fuel a pipeline of competitive talent for Arizona’s employers.


The goal of Achieve60AZ is to help generate greater public and private awareness, ownership and support for the long-term steps needed in college entry and completion, adult education and training, and identifying and closing skills gaps to better prepare our workforce and our state for the future.

Education is a top priority in Arizona that boosts prosperity for individuals and builds our economy.

A statewide goal to achieve a more highly educated population ensures a brighter future for Arizona and for all of us.

Chart of Higher Education Completion Rates

Alliance Partners

  • A for Arizona
  • Apollo Education Group
  • Arizona Board of Regents
  • Arizona Chamber of Commerce
  • Arizona Charter Schools Association
  • Arizona Commerce Authority
  • Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education
  • Arizona Community College Coordinating Council
  • Arizona Community Foundation
  • Arizona Department of Education
  • Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Arizona GEAR UP
  • Arizona Private School Association
  • Arizona School Boards Association 
  • Arizona Science Center
  • Arizona State Board of Education/Vocational Education Board
  • Arizona State University
  • Arizona State University Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
  • Arizona Superintendent Association
  • Arizona Tax Research Association
  • AZ Transfer
  • AzCAN
  • BHHS Legacy Foundation
  • Center for the Future of Arizona
  • Champion for Success
  • Cochise College
  • Coconino Community College
  • College Success Arizona
  • Core Civic
  • DeVry Education Group 
  • Dine College
  • Early Childhood Development Health Board
  • East Valley Partnership
  • Eastern Arizona Community College
  • Expect More Arizona
  • First Things First
  • Flinn Foundation
  • Glendale Union High School District
  • Goldwater Institute
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Phoenix Educational Management Council
  • Greater Phoenix Leadership
  • Helios Education Foundation
  • Jobs for Arizona's Graduates
  • Maricopa County Community College District
  • Midwestern University
  • Mohave County Community College District
  • Molera Alvarez
  • Northern Arizona Leadership Alliance
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Northern Arizona University College of Education
  • Northland Pioneer College
  • Penrose Academy
  • Piper Foundation
  • Read On Arizona
  • Rodel Foundations
  • S.E.E.4Vets
  • Southern Arizona Leadership Council
  • St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance
  • St. Xavier University
  • Stand for Children
  • State Board for Charter Schools
  • Teach for America
  • The Arizona We Want
  • Tucson Hispanic Chamber
  • Universal Technical Institute
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Arizona College of Education
  • University of Phoenix
  • Veridus
  • West Coast Ultrasound Institute School of Imaging & Nursing
  • West Maricopa Association of REALTORS