A key speaker at today’s College Access Summit in Lincoln says Nebraska needs to accelerate progress on its citizens getting college degrees. Lumina Foundation for Education President Jamie Merisotis says currently an estimated 40 percent of Nebraskans have college degrees.
“The vast majority of jobs being created in this state will require people with credentials beyond high school in the next decade.”
Merisotis says Nebraska has done a good job of making higher education a priority..but cautions against complacency. Merisotis says in the next decade because of retirements and job creation, more than 300,000 jobs will be created in Nebraska…..more than 200,000 of them will require education beyond high school.