Challenges and opportunities in achieving the national postsecondary degree attainment goals

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Author: Nettles, Michael T.


In 2009, at the end of the 12-month Great Recession in the United States, the U.S. government established a college degree attainment goal for 60 per cent of 25- to 34-year-olds to earn an associate's or bachelor's degree by the year 2020. In the same year, Lumina Foundation set a similar goal for 60 per cent of 25- to 64-year-olds to earn a high-quality certificate, associate's degree, or bachelor's degree by the year 2025. Both the U.S. government's and Lumina Foundation's goals intend to place the United States in a leadership position in the global massification of postsecondary...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Outcomes; Equity; Policy; Labour market; Disadvantaged

Keywords: Attainment; Completion; Postsecondary education; Educational policy; Minority group; Labour demand; Ethnicity; College

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Princeton, New Jersey: Educational Testing Service, 2017

Physical description: 72 p.

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Series: ETS research report; no. RR-17-38

ISSN: 2330-8516

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 130.369

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