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COLLEGE CHANGES EVERYTHING: IT REALLY DOES!! October 5, 2012 Haley Glover Director, Convening Strategy Lumina Foundation.

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1 COLLEGE CHANGES EVERYTHING: IT REALLY DOES!! October 5, 2012 Haley Glover Director, Convening Strategy Lumina Foundation

2 Goal 2025: To increase the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60 percent by the year 2025.

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4 The land of opportunity?

5 Children will have better lives than their parents?

6 6-Year Graduation Rates at 4-Year Colleges and Universities: 2009 Overall Average: 57% Source: IPEDS First Look: Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2009; Graduation rates 2003 and 2006 cohorts

7 3-Year Graduation Rates at 2-Year Colleges Source: NCES (April 2010). IPEDS First Look: Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2009; Graduation rates 2002 and 2005 cohorts Overall Average: 32.4%

8 BA Rate by Age Source: Postsecondary Education Opportunity, “Bachelor’s Degree Attainment by Age 24 by Family Income Quartiles, ” The top income quartile hold more than half of all Bachelor’s degrees—the lowest quartile hold only 9.4% of Bachelor’s degrees.

9 Percentage of Adults with Associate’s Degree or Higher US Ranks 4th Source: Education at a Glance 2011: OECD Indicators

10 Intergenerational Attainment: 2011 Source: Education at a Glance 2011: OECD Indicators For cohort, US ranks 13 th.

11 Source: US Census, ACS, Table B15001, 2011 ACS 1-Year Estimates Educational Attainment For the US 2011 Age % Current % of adults with postsecondary credentials (2011)

12 1.5M working-age Illinois residents have attended college but don’t have a degree. Source: US Census, ACS, Table B15001, 2011 ACS 1-Year Estimates 41.7% Current % of adults with postsecondary credentials (2011) Educational Attainment For Illinois 2011 Age 25-64

13 Educational Attainment For Peoria 2011 Age % Current % of adults with postsecondary credentials (2011) 51,000 working-age Peoria residents have attended college but don’t have a degree. Source: US Census, ACS, Table B15001, 2011 ACS 1-Year Estimates

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15 Income by level of education Source: US Census, Current Population Survey master’s bachelor’s associate high school Less than high school

16 US Census, ACS, 2011

17 US Census, ACS, 2010

18 US Census, ACS, year estimate

19 College Changes Everything So Be an Agent for Change! Who – the rapidly increasing numbers of 21 st century students who form the backbone of our economy: the growing numbers of adult students, first-generation and minority students who must redefine the middle class in this nation. What - a quality postsecondary education that is well-defined, transparent and focused on the learning that a degree or credential represents. How - an affordable, productive system of higher education— a redesigned system that efficiently delivers the learning they need to succeed.

20 Set a goal Share this information Be a mentor Business—help your employees help you Forge good relationships with higher education, and hold institutions accountable Leverage the great work already happening College Changes Everything So Be an Agent for Change!

21 College Changes… Individuals Families Business Communities Society EVERYTHING


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