Idaho Ranks Top 5 In New Ed Report

Via Idaho Ed News

Idaho ended up with a top five ranking in a recent national report — and the results have some encouraging implications for work force development.

The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center tracked the 536,351 students who received an associate’s degree in 2009-10.

Over the ensuing six years, 41 percent of these graduates parlayed an associate’s degree into a bachelor’s degree. In Idaho, that percentage was even higher.

Of the 2,326 Idahoans who received an associate’s degree in 2009-10, 1,147 received a bachelor’s degree within six years. That 49.3 percent figure ranked No. 4 in the nation. 

Being Top 5 in the nation is good news. 

The really bad news: less than 50% of 2-year degree holders get a four year degree within 6 years. And we’re in the top? How is that something to be proud of?