New England 2020: A Forecast of Educational Attainment and Its Implications for the Workforce of New England States

Stephen P. Coelen and Joseph B. Berger

By 2020, New England is predicted to have a significant drop in the percentage of young people holding bachelor’s degrees or higher. The changing population, with varying levels of education, demands accommodation.
This 2006 report details the relationships between population demographics, educational attainment, and workforce quality. It concludes that making higher education more accessible and affordable will attract young people to secure a prosperous future for New England.

Anything we do to achieve high college participation, retention, and completion rates will have a positive, lasting effect on New England.