MINNESOTA POSTSECONDARY ATTAINMENT GOAL
Minnesota ranks second nationally among all states in the percent of adults aged 25-44 with at least an associate degree (50 percent, 2014). However, Minnesota faces significant gaps in educational attainment by race and ethnicity. The populations growing the fastest have historically not been adequately served within Minnesota’s educational system. The state’s changing demographic profile requires the state begin reducing these gaps or economic prosperity will be imperiled. To this end, the Minnesota Legislature set a goal to increase the percentage of Minnesotans in all racial and ethnic groups between 25-44 years of age with a postsecondary certificate or degree to 70 percent by the year 2025. Reaching our goal requires Minnesota commit to making strategic systematic changes.