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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.

Minnesota's Estimated Population Age 25 to 44 with a Certificate or Higher Credential, by Basic Race and Ethnicity Categories, 2011-2015

Minnesota's Estimated Population Age 25 to 44 with a Certificate or Higher Credential, by Basic Race and Ethnicity Categories, 2011-2015


Source: IPUMS microdata version of U.S. Census Bureau 2011-2015 American Community Survey, with tabulations and additional analysis by the Minnesota Demographic Center.

Increases Needed to Meet the 70 Percent Goal

In order to meet the educational attainment goal of 70 percent for all racial and ethnic groups, Minnesota needs an estimated 143,900 additional individuals age 25 to 44 to complete their first educational credential (certificate or degree). By 2025, this number will grow as Minnesota's population grows (assuming current rates of mortality, migration, and postsecondary completion).

Increase Needed of Minnesotans Age 25-44 with Postsecondary Certificates or Degrees to Attain 70 Percent Goal by 2025, Basic Race/Ethnicity Groups, 2011-2015

Increase Needed of Minnesotans Age 25-44 with Postsecondary Certificates or Degrees to Attain 70% Goal by 2025, Basic Race/Ethnicity Groups, 2011-2015

Source: IPUMS microdata version of U.S. Census Bureau 2011-2015 American Community Survey, with tabulations and additional analysis by the Minnesota Demographic Center.

Persistence is key!

The Minnesota Office of Higher Education created a persistence model demonstrating how Minnesotas 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.

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