Postsecondary Attainment Goals
in SREB States

Resources
 
State 2017
Attainment Level
Goal By
Alabama 40% Add 500,000
highly skilled
employees 
2025
Arkansas 41.5% 60% 2025
Delaware 42.4% none none
Florida 49% 55% 2025
Georgia 49.6% 60% 2025
Kentucky 45.5% 60% 2030
Louisiana 44.2% 60% 2030
Maryland 51.4% 55% 2025
Mississippi 40.9% Reach the national
attainment level
average
2025
North Carolina 49% 2 million North Carolinians
age 25 to 44 have earned
a degree or credential
2030
Oklahoma 42.8% 70% 2025
South Carolina 43.7% 60% 2025
Tennessee 42.7% 55% 2025
Texas 43% 60% of adults
ages 25-34
2030
Virginia 53.9% 70% 2030
West Virginia 36.4% 60% 2030

Revised May 2019
Unless otherwise indicated, state goals represent a percentage of the state’s working adult population between ages 25 and 64.

Sources
State attainment goals: State higher education agency master plans and other documents
2017 attainment-level data from Lumina Foundation’s A Stronger Nation 2019 report.