Record Shares of Young Adults Have Finished Both High School and College

A college degree pays off, and more young people are taking note. This analysis of Census data from the Pew Research Center shows a record number of young adults are completing high school, going to college and earning a degree. For the first time, one third of the nation’s 25- to 29-year-olds have earned at least a bachelor’s degree, the report says. More »

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New report finds modest gains in America’s college attainment rates

WASHINGTON, DC—As college completion rates continue to climb in other parts of the world, a new report released today by Lumina Foundation shows that we must do significantly more to build on the modest gains in higher education attainment seen here at home. Experts gathered at the Rayburn House Office Building to announce the latest findings, highlight what is working and discuss how a stronger sense of urgency is needed to better position America for success in the knowledge economy. More »