Using and Sharing Data to Improve Postsecondary Success

Recognizing the increasing importance of a skilled workforce to economic development, city leaders are playing pivotal new roles in efforts to increase the proportion of residents in their communities who attain postsecondary education degrees or credentials. A wealth of evidence indicates that further education beyond high school boosts employment opportunities and earning power, and a community’s economic vitality is associated with its residents’ level of educational attainment. In contrast, low rates of postsecondary completion – which are under 10 percent among low-income and minority populations in many cities – are associated with weaker tax bases, increased reliance on public benefits, and diminished public safety.

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