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Through a mix of national and Arizona-focused reports, issue briefs, presentations and other resources, the goal of College Success Arizona is helping to build widespread public understanding and support of the economic and social case for college and what it takes to help students attain a college degree.

Featured Resources:

Advancing the Economy Through Attainment: What Arizona can Learn from States with Higher Education Attainment Goals

Public Policy Brief: August 2015

On August 27th, we released the first in a series of non-partisan and evidence-based policy briefs and reports focused on the value of increasing the attainment rate in Arizona. The first brief takes a deep look at how Arizona compares to other states that share political and economic similarities but that, unlike Arizona, have set statewide attainment goals. The brief presents educational indicators from Arizona, and five selected states that have already set strong postsecondary attainment goals, to provide a comparative snapshot and examples of current strategies that are improving attainment across the country and the economic and social benefits they are receiving from doing so.

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Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University: “Dropped?”

This follow-up to the 2001 landmark report, “Five Shoes Waiting to Drop on Arizona’s Future,” focuses on the projected future of the state if Arizona fails to address its Latino educational attainment gap. The publication is more of an economic impact statement than an education report, with indicators pointing out consequences and contributions, depending on action or inaction in closing the gap of Arizona’s future workforce.

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State/National Resources

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