Nevada is aiming to move up from its bottom rung ranking for the number of adults with college degrees by joining a national agenda to increase the number of college graduates in the next decade.
The state is now among 24 others that joined the Complete College America, a nonprofit dedicated to equipping individuals with a college degree or credential of value. Just 38 percent of individuals age 25-34 hold an associate degree or higher, according to a Community College Week article. In comparison, about 28 percent of individuals in Nevada have earned such degrees.
The effort across states underscores stakeholders concerns over preparing individuals to compete in and support the national economy. Complete College America notes that over the next decade, more than 60 percent of all new jobs will require a college education.