Why is the educational attainment rate important
to America's future?
The United States risks an unprecedented shortage of college-educated workers in coming years. With the global economy demanding more and more highly skilled workers, economists and labor experts say increasing college attainment is a national imperative.
That’s why Lumina is part of a growing movement to increase the higher education attainment rate of the United States to 60 percent by the year 2025. We must work harder—and faster—to reach this Big Goal. Increasing the nation’s college attainment rate is critical if we hope to sustain the vitality of our local communities and the nation’s economy.
Increase the proportion of Americans with high-quality college degrees and credentials to 60% by 2025.