|The increase in students attending college directly out of high school that is needed by 2020||The number of additional associate and bachelor's degree holders needed||Additional state and local revenues needed at current per-pupil spending amounts|
|15.8 percentage points||8.2 million||$117 billion|
The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce estimates that by 2018, two-thirds of all of the nation’s jobs will require some form of postsecondary education or training. President Obama has made clear that, in order to maintain our lead in the global economy and stay true to the promise of the American Dream, the United States must again become the best-educated country in the world. Some say this is impossible. But many more agree that education is the key to the American Dream, and that everyone should have a chance to achieve it. This section presents public policy and public-private partnership strategies to make success in higher education possible for all. The strategies are intended to address three fundamental questions: Who are the students of the 21st century? How do we link their success to our prosperity? How can the students of the 21st century get to college and through college successfully?