Arizona has set a lofty goal–
By 2030, 60% of Arizona adults, ages 25 to 64, will hold a postsecondary credential or degree.
Currently, Arizona lags behind other states in the number of adults who have earned credentials or degrees past high school.
Postsecondary education can take many forms – from earning a certificate or license to earning an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. Educational options are varied and include public and private options like technical institutes, apprenticeships, community colleges, and universities.
A statewide goal to achieve a more highly trained and educated population ensures a brighter future for Arizona and for all of us.
Building Arizona’s future workforce will attract more businesses to our state, increase the tax base, and decrease poverty.
- Research by College Success Arizona indicates that if Arizona met the 60 percent attainment goal, it would pump an additional $3.5 billion in personal income and tax revenue into the state annually.
- When aligned with future labor needs, increasing educational attainment across all levels can provide $7.6 billion in economic and social gains.
To reach 60 percent postsecondary attainment in Arizona, we need 1,000,000 more Arizonans to earn credentials and degrees by 2030.
Ensuring that 60 percent of adults in Arizona have a postsecondary credential or degree by 2030 puts us on a path to prosperity – for individual Arizonans and for our state’s future workforce.