At the center of this effort is the Lumina Foundation, which has a goal of 60% of American adults holding some form of postsecondary credential by 2025. States have generally followed suit, though not all in the same way.
Ithaka’s report examines some of the nuances in how each state has approached those goals. That’s expected given each one’s unique social, educational and economic structures and workforce needs.
Maryland, for instance, determined that a more educated population will draw businesses seeking a high-skilled, high-wage workforce.