Graduate! RI

Improving Rhode Island's Future One Degree at a Time!

Close your eyes and imagine a college student — what comes to mind?

You most likely envisioned a recent high school graduate excited about starting college in the fall. What you likely didn’t picture was a 40-year-old father of three going back to finish a degree he started 20 years ago, or the 35-year-old woman who is passed over for promotions because she only has an associate degree.

Now, more than ever, it’s vital for people to earn a college degree; by the end of 2018, an astounding 63% of jobs in the United States will require education beyond high school. Unfortunately, only 46% of Rhode Islanders have the credentials required to fill these positions.

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