Inside the tyranny of one metric in education

January 19, 2023 (Deseret News)

…At 34.7%, Utah ranks 14th in the nation for individuals with a bachelor’s or higher degree. The Utah Foundation reported in July 2022 that “Utah is in the top third of states when it comes to four-year degree attainment” and second in the Mountain States region for adults over 25 with bachelor’s degrees.

Education is a Utah superpower, positively impacting our vibrant economy, quality of life, social capital and economic mobility of Utahns. It is appropriate to celebrate higher education in Utah, continue to improve what we are already doing, and support all individuals who are striving to realize their human potential.

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