Degree-Attainment follow-up: WaPo and the Lumina reportPosted: September 22, 2010
As a follow-up to the previous post, I thought I’d share the Washington Post write-up of the Lumina report, along with the report itself. For the pdf, click below:
The pages of the report that specifically deal with Texas are on 95-6. One figure that Kever did not report can be found here:
How do we know that Texas’ economy will demand more college graduates? A recent analysis by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce provides the answer. According to the center’s analysis of occupation data and workforce trends, 56 percent of Texas’ jobs will require postsecondary education by 2018 . . . . It will be impossible to reach the Big Goal without significantly increasing college success among the groups that can accurately be called 21st century students, including working adults, low-income and first-generation students and students of color (95-6).
Closing the attainment gaps that currently exist among Texas’s population groups will be one of the most important ways for the state to come even close to reaching the Lumina goal of 60% degree attainment, from our current 33%.