Research and Policy Brief
Utah Women & Leadership Project
Utah leaders created a big goal: 66% of Utah’s population will have postsecondary degrees or vocational certificates by the year 2020. This goal is based on a report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce that projected Utah’s economy will need 66% of its population with some form of postsecondary education by 2018 to remain competitive. Currently, 38.3% of Utahns hold associate degrees or higher. This baseline underscores the urgency of working toward the 66% goal. Figure 1 highlights the current gap in educational attainment.
Madsen, S. R., & Bertotti, H. S. (2013, January 15). Education attainment: A Utah women and education update. Research and Policy Brief. https://www.usu.edu/uwlp/files/briefs/3-educational-attainment.pdf