Washington students have big dreams for their futures, and our state’s economy is ready for them.
Post-high school credentials have become even more essential for individuals and our state as our communities realize the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why our goal is that 70% of Washington students earn a degree, apprenticeship, certificate, or other credential after high school.
But the reality is Washington was already struggling to meet the 70% goal, and the pandemic made the situation worse. Fall 2020 postsecondary enrollment in Washington dropped 13 percent compared to the previous year, which is twice the national rate of about 7 percent.
We must take action now to ensure Washingtonians have the opportunities to earn a credential or degree.
Learn more about our work and join us.