Georgia higher education officials have a goal: by 2020, they want 60 percent of young adults in the state to earn some kind of college credential.
They’ve got a long way to go. In 2011, just over 36 percent of 24 to 34-year-olds in that state had earned an Associates Degree or better, about another 6 percent have a certificate.
Louisiana State University announced Wednesday a record 67 percent of students who started college in 2006 graduated within six years. That’s up from 62 percent of the cohort that started in 2005.