Degrees of Urgency

Released October 28, 2014, Degrees of Urgency: Why Massachusetts Needs More College Graduates Now is the third Vision Project annual report. At a time of rising demand for skilled college graduates in the Commonwealth, Degrees of Urgency shows progress being made to raise graduation rates and close achievement gaps among public college and university students in Massachusetts, but also projects a shortage of skilled graduates needed to meet the needs of employers in key industry sectors that fuel economic growth, based on an expected drop in the state’s high school population in the coming years.

Annual Report

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Release Presentation

For an introduction to Degrees of Urgency, view and download the Powerpoint Presentation presentation from the 2014 Vision Project Annual Report Release.