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ERIC Number: EJ757205
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar-16
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
America Falls Behind in Degree Attainment, Report Warns
Schmidt, Peter
Chronicle of Higher Education, v53 n28 pA25 Mar 2007
The United States is falling behind other developed nations in terms of the share of its population with a college degree, and the gap will widen substantially unless the nation makes postsecondary education much more accessible, according to a report released last week by Jobs for the Future, a Boston-based research organization. If current patterns persist, the United States will have 15.6 million fewer bachelor's- and associate-degree holders than it needs to keep up with its top economic competitors in 2025, the report says. To avoid such an outcome, it says, the nation needs to increase its annual degree production by more than 37 percent, which will require graduating many more students who are members of minority groups, from low-income families, or beyond the traditional college age.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States