An overview of state-by-state demand for education after high school.
65% of the U.S. workforce doesn’t have a bachelor’s degree
Nearly half of the U.S. workforce feels they need additional education to advance in their current career, particularly those without college experience and who are not taking college courses.
This perceived need for career-advancing education varies significantly across state and regional economies.
When asked which educational credentials would be most helpful to advance in their current careers, those with some college experience and no degree, and associate degrees give highest priority to a bachelor’s degree. Those without high school diplomas or with technical/vocational degrees prioritize licenses and certificates.
A perceived need for additional education is significant overall but varies by state and region. Some states will need to make a greater effort to help individuals see additional education as a relevant path to career advancement.
When it comes to education after high school, Americans know what they value and why. At Strada Education Network, we are listening to what they have to say and leveraging their insights about experiences and outcomes to forge more purposeful pathways between education and careers.
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