Thirty-six million Americans have earned college credits but don’t have a degree to show for it. Put another way, over 20 percent of working-age adults started college but never finished. This number continues to grow—more than 6.5 million people joined this group over the last five years alone.
Less than half of adults in the United States have a postsecondary degree (an associate degree or higher). This trend creates significant consequences for people’s long-term economic security and well-being; college graduates are less likely to be underemployed and are more likely to have higher earnings than people without degrees. And as the unemployment rate continues to rise due to COVID-19, those without college degrees are likely to disproportionately suffer.
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A college degree remains a reliable pathway to greater economic success, yet socioeconomic gaps in college completion continue to widen.
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Long-term Partnerships to Create Systemic Change Robust, long-term, and inter-agency state partnerships hold tremendous promise as a vehicle to improve college completion and workforce success. Many of these agencies’ constituents are from economically-disadvantaged backgrounds or from demographic groups that have been … Continued