Lumina’s big goal: To increase the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60 percent by the year 2025. Percent of adults with a postsecondary degree 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64 Source: OECD Condition of Education 2009. Korea. Canada. 54 52 50 48 46 44
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To increase the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60 percent by the year 2025.
Source: OECD Condition of Education 2009
25 to 34 year olds
New Jersey/Vermont/New Hampshire
25 to 34 year olds
Percentage of new entrants to the labor market that have completed higher education
Source: OECD Education at a Glance 2007
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, CNBC
Source: Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
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Lumina believes that high-quality postsecondary credentials are an essential element in meeting the educational needs of a knowledge economy. Lumina defines high-quality credentials as degrees and certificates that have well-defined and transparent learning outcomes which provide clear pathways to further education and employment.
Do you think that a college education is necessary for a person to be successful in today’s work world?
Do you think that the vast majority of people who are qualified to go to college have the opportunity to do so, or do you think that there are people who are qualified but don’t have the opportunity?
Qualified students have the opportunity to go to college
Source: Public Agenda and National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education