US Sinks Like a Stone in College Grad Rankings

Now in first place: Canada
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 22, 2010 8:48 AM CDT
US Sinks Like a Stone in College Grad Rankings
College grads are in the minority among 25- to 34-year-olds.   (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

So along with chronic social networking and oversharing, America's newest generation of young adults has another distinction: Possibly the first to be less-educated than their parents. The US has plummeted from first to 12th place among nations with the highest percentage of 25- to 34-year-olds with a postsecondary degree. Blame Canada, which took first place with 55.8%, while the US managed only 40.4%.

The numbers are part of an educators' report headed for Capitol Hill in an effort to hit a 55% graduation rate by 2025, reports the Washington Post. President Obama is spearheading a similar initiative aimed at 2020.
(Read more college graduates stories.)

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