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1 The Importance of Georgia’s Completion Agenda

2 A Tangled Web Race/ Ethnicity Employment Education Poverty Health Note: No Causality Inferred

3 In The Global Economy of the 21 st Century, 90 Percent of the Fastest-Growing Jobs Will Require Postsecondary Education.

4 Lumina Foundation for Education The Big Goal is to increase the percentage of Americans who hold high-quality degrees and credentials to 60 percent by 2025.

5 COMPLETE COLLEGE AMERICA Thirty states accepted to participate in the Complete College America project to help more Americans achieve their dream of a college education. Complete College America (CCA) is complemented by the work of the National Governors Association and its Complete to Compete (CtC) initiative. Five national foundations are providing multi-year support to CCA: the Carnegie Corporation; the Gates Foundation; the Ford Foundation; the Kellogg Foundation; and Lumina Foundation for Education. 5

6 COMPLETE COLLEGE AMERICA Commitment a college completion agenda that: Incorporates the Complete College America and National Governors Association Complete to Compete metrics Commits to a performance-based program of funding and rewards Makes college completion a top priority with commitments to state and campus goals, action plans, and measures of progress 6

7 ArkansasLouisianaOklahoma ColoradoMaineOregon ConnecticutMarylandPennsylvania FloridaMassachusettsRhode Island GeorgiaMinnesotaSouth Dakota HawaiiMississippiTennessee IdahoMissouriTexas IllinoisNevadaUtah IndianaNew MexicoVermont KentuckyOhioWest Virginia Members of the Complete College America Alliance of States

8 Why is the Big Goal important?  College a prerequisite to a middle class life  Key to an strong/equitable democracy  Important to global competitiveness  The U.S. economy is at risk

9 Education, Employment, & Earnings

10 3,798,9405,254,193Professional degree 2,527,3243,982,577Doctorate 1,507,8232,963,076Master's degree $1,111,921$2,567,174Bachelor's degree 346,1201,801,373Associate degree 270,5691,725,822Some college, no degree 01,455,253High school graduate -304,5551,150,698High school dropout -$478,903$976,350Less than 9th grade Difference Compared to High School Graduate Estimated Lifetime Earnings Education Level The Impact of Education on Individuals: Lifetime Earnings U.S. Department of Commerce-Economics and Statistics Administration-U.S. CENSUS BUREAU 6 10

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12 Source: OECD Education at a Glance (2008); U.S. Census Bureau; American College Survey Percent of Adults Age 25 to 34 Holding an Associate’s Degree or Higher

13 Source: OECD Education at a Glance (2008) Percent of Adults with Associates Degrees or Higher by Age-Group Leading OECD Countries and the U.S.

14 Percent of Adults with Associates Degrees or Higher by Age-Group Selected States (Comparable Data to OECD 2008 Report) Source: American Community Survey (2010)

15 Percentage of Workforce by Education Level Source: Georgetown University Center on Education & Workforce, “Projection of Jobs and Education Requirements through 2018,” (2010)

16 Percentage of Occupational Categories by Education Level by 2018 Source: Georgetown University Center on Education & Workforce, “Projection of Jobs and Education Requirements through 2018,” (2010)

17 Simple Message The health of the U.S. economy depends upon its citizens obtaining meaningful degrees and certificates and obtaining them at a higher rate than we do today. Must target the emerging workforce as well as existing workforce.

18 Why Is the Adult Learner Particularly Important? The country and individual states cannot develop a competitive workforce for the 21 st century without them The majority of the adult U.S. population (24-64 years old) have no postsecondary degree but many have made significant progress toward a degree or credential

19 Georgia’s Completion Agenda Areas of Emphasis Partnerships with K-12 for College Readiness Commitment to Collegiate Access, Affordability, & Value Development of New and Flexible Pathways for Degree Completion Ensure Student Support for At-risk Student Populations Maintain and Improve the Quality of Teaching and Learning

20 Bridging the Completion Agenda to a Broader Public Agenda and Strategic Plan

21 Broadening the Agenda Other Possible Areas of Emphasis Significant Focus on Economic and Workforce Development Stewardship of Community Development Partnerships Excellence in Graduate/Professional Education and Research Commitment to International Education and Active Engagement in the Global Economy

22 Broadening the Agenda Other Possible Areas of Emphasis Ensure a Commitment to Performance and Accountability Pursue and Document Operational Efficiencies Thorough Review of Policies for Currency and Relevance

23 Dr. Houston Davis Executive Vice Chancellor & Chief Academic Officer University System of Georgia


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