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Oregon Lawmakers Set Ambitious College-Completion Goals

Oregon’s Legislative Assembly has passed a bill setting as the state’s goal that 40 percent of all adults have at least a bachelor’s degree by 2025, The Oregonian reports. The legislation calls for another 40 percent of adults to have earned at least associate degrees or other postsecondary credentials, and for the remaining 20 percent to hold high-school diplomas or the equivalent. For now, U.S. Census figures show that 28 percent of Oregonians 25 and older have bachelor’s degrees or higher, and 8 percent have associate degrees.

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