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Educational Attainment Goal 2025


Working to increase the percent of Minnesotans age 25 to 44 who have attained a postsecondary certificate or degree to 70 percent by 2025.


The 2015 Minnesota Legislature enacted legislation setting a target that 70 percent of Minnesota adults age 25 to 44 will have attained a postsecondary certificate or degree by 2025. Before that data could be measured, Minnesota needed to determine the current percent of the population age 25 to 44 with a certificate or higher by race and ethnicity.


Educational Attainment 2018

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Educational Attainment: Age, race, gender and highest credential

Additional educational attainment figures for age, race, and highest credential can be found here.

County Higher Educational Profiles

Want to know the educational attainment outcomes of your county? Click on this link to view your counties profile

Educational Attainment Reports

Reaching 70 Percent Attainment Goal

The Minnesota Office of Higher Education created a persistence model demonstrating how Minnesota's 70 percent educational attainment goal can be attained. Learn more.

Equity Attainment Initiative

The Minnesota Office of Higher Education has created a working group of state leaders to address these ongoing inequities. For more information contact:

Alex Hermida (alex.hermida@state.mn.us), Research Analyst, Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 651-259-3919.