Post Secondary Completion

Aspiration
Every youth is prepared for a career.

Core Indicator
Percent of students who attain a post-secondary credential within five years of graduating

Challenge
Only 31 percent of the 2010 graduating class had earned a post-secondary degree or credential by 2015.

Why It Matters
Those with at least a bachelor’s degree will earn about 2.5 times more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma. Society benefits from a more educated population, including lower instances of child abuse, lower rates of criminal behavior, and fewer teen pregnancies among children of college-educated parents.

For more detailed information, see our Baseline Report.

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