This annual report from the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education's Vision Project highlights both demographic and economic challenges that impact the Massachusetts higher education system's ability to produce much-needed college degrees. The report focuses on an attainment gap that is emerging.

Even in Massachusetts, a leader in higher education, the number of residents attaining a four-year baccalaureate credential lags significantly behind the current demand by employers for those skills. The report does not specifically address adult learners or adult education. It does present some program models that seem to be successful and may be applicable to adult learners although they have not been broadly implemented or scaled statewide.

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Education and Career Planning
Education Leadership & Program Management
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Research/Evidence-Based Practice
PD Center
SABES Program Support PD Team - Career Pathways