Associate’s Degree or Higher

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

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.

KEY FACT: The percent of our region’s residents with an Associate’s degree or higher increased from 33% in 2005 to 43.6% in 2019.