A nation’s economic and social prosperity is closely linked to the educational attainment level of its population. For the U.S., only 42% of adults 25–34 have attained post-secondary education, ranking it 14th in the world.


This trend is alarming in light of future labor market needs. By 2018, two-thirds of all NEW jobs created will require some form of post-secondary education; if we do not increase the number of college graduates, 3 million of those jobs will go unfilled.2


Sources: 1. OECD (2012), Education at a Glance. 2. Carnevale, Anthony P. “Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018″