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Policy & Data

Educational attainment is a major driver of economic growth. Increasing the number of Arizonan’s who hold a college certificate or degree – enabling us to reach the statewide goal of 60 percent by 2030 – will be vital to our state’s ongoing economic competitiveness. College Success Arizona’s research and data on the economic impact of educational attainment highlight provide valuable insight into the importance of increasing attainment. Discover what we can do as a state to expand postsecondary opportunities, especially for low-income and first-generation students, and strengthen Arizona’s economy.

College Attainment and the Economy

As members of the Arizona community, we all understand the significant connection between a highly educated workforce and improving the state’s economy. As an essential…

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Graduation Gaps

Higher education is becoming more stratified: Many affluent students do very well in college, while most middle- and low-income students struggle to attend at all…

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Why College Matters

Click here to learn more about how college graduation improves the quality of life for graduates—and Arizona. What It Takes To Succeed in College Click…

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