High Schools Agree To Cooperate With Universities To Increase Number Of College Degrees

By
Associated Press

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Updated Tue, Sep 18, 2012 6:16 pm

Teaching institutions across central Ohio are reaching back to a basic lesson of kindergarten: It's nice to share.

After decades competing, area colleges and universities, public and private schools and other institutions are launching a cooperative agreement aimed at boosting the percentage of adults with college degrees or certificates from 44 percent to 60 percent by 2025.

The region boasts the second largest collection of college campuses in the nation.

For students, the agreement could mean more college course offerings in high school, less remedial work and easier credit transfers between colleges.

Participating institutions plan to share resources, dovetail course offerings and boost communications with families to improve high school graduation and college entry rates.

An estimated 59 percent of Ohio jobs will require a postsecondary credential by 2020.
 

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