By Zach Wendling
Nebraska News Service 

Legislators seek increase of postseconday-educated Nebraskans by 2030


March 24, 2022

LINCOLN--Higher education institutions could adopt a statewide goal aimed to increase the percentage of Nebraskans who have a postsecondary education.

A legislative resolution, LR335, introduced by the Nebraska Education Committee March 16, proposes a statewide goal that at least 70% of Nebraskans, 25 to 34 years old, have a degree, certificate diploma or other recognized credential with economic value by 2030.

The current attainment rate for this age group is approximately 58%, according to the resolution, and rate is about 55% for Nebraskans aged 25 to 64. The resolution states it’s als...

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