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Educational Access and Success

Complete College Georgia

Print friendly Modified December 9, 2013

By 2020, it is projected that over 60 percent of jobs in Georgia will require a certificate, associate’s degree, or bachelor’s degree. Presently, approximately 42 percent of the state’s young adults, its burgeoning workforce, are prepared to such a level. To remain competitive, Georgia must not only maintain current graduation levels, but also produce an additional estimated 250,000 graduates in upcoming years.

Under the direction of Governor Nathan Deal’s Complete College Georgia initiative, the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia address this critical need in Georgia’s Higher Education Completion Plan. The two Systems emphasize the consequences of inaction, identify what must be done, and outline a collaborative process to guide the work of their respective 60 institutions of higher education to rapidly increase the proportion of young adults with a certificate or degree, while maintaining a commitment to quality. Three areas of primary focus include: partnerships and accountability, performance, and college readiness and access.

College access is an important part of furthering completion. Learn more about the ongoing work of the College Access Challenge Grant.

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