Current State Attainment Rate
State Attainment Rate Goal*
*By the year 2025, 70 percent of VT’s working-age adults will possess a postsecondary degree or credential of value, particularly gaining credentials aligned to Vermont’s workforce needs. Goal set by 70x2025VT Cross-Sector Resolution in 2016.
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Set a Goal
Set a Goal
Set an ambitious goal
Statewide goals help state leaders, college and university officials, employers, and community representatives establish a shared agenda. A strong goal meets these criteria:
Quantifiable. Includes a number or percentage increase that can be quantitatively measured over time
Challenging. Represents a stretch. For example, it cannot be easily achieved by following historic trends
Time-specific. Tied to a long-term target date to demonstrate commitment and drive expectations
Addresses gaps. Designed to close attainment gaps for underrepresented populations, particularly students who are Black, Hispanic, or Native American; people from low-income families, and adults who have not yet earned credentials.
Codified. Formalized in a way that influences the state's postsecondary strategic plan, budgeting practices and/or state policy initiatives
Track Progress
Track Progress
Track progress toward the goal
Accountability metrics and dashboards help support and measure progress toward state attainment goals. This includes:
Metrics. Limited number of metrics are identified to monitor interim progress toward the goal
State-identified priority populations. Metrics are disaggregated by the state’s priority populations to identify and monitor gaps
Publicly available dashboards. Data dashboard is published online and accessible to the public to show these metrics and their trends
Annual reports. Metrics and dashboard are updated at least annually
New Hampshire
Other State Progress
New Hampshire
New Hampshire's rate of educational attainment beyond high school is 50 percent, and the state is working toward its attainment goal of 65 percent by 2025.
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A Stronger Nation
51.2% attainment rate in Vermont

Vermont's overall rate of educational attainment has increased by 7.6 percentage points since 2008.

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