Education- Associate’s Degree or Higher

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United States Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 1-year Estimates

Children who are ready for kindergarten are more likely to stay on track and in school. And teens who finish high school are more likely to be employed. When we help our region’s children prepare for school, finish school and pursue higher education or training, we lay the foundation for a brighter future for us all.

This Bold Goal measure allows us to monitor progress toward the community goal of least 45% of adults having an Associate’s degree or higher by 2020. The achievement of additional education after high school is critical to socio-economic progress and to building a stronger regional workforce. Supporting adults to achieve educational success after high school also helps to build a stronger community.