Group Focused on Increasing College Degree Holders Will Convene at BGSU
Monday, August 13, 2012 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Bowling Green State University Student Center Parking: Gated lot, Student Union west entrance (Off Thurstin St.). No passes needed; pay per hour.
Who: Members of the Ohio Board of Regents Complete College Ohio Task Force
What: The completion task force will kick off the first of several regional meetings with the goal of developing a plan to increase percentage of students earning meaningful credentials, two-year and four-year degrees.
Where: Bowling Green State University Student Center
Parking: Gated lot, Student Union west entrance (Off Thurstin St.). No passes needed; pay per hour.
When: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Monday, August 13th, 2012
Background: Ohio’s proportion of adults with bachelor’s degrees in the workforce remains in the bottom quarter of the states (38th), typically 5 percentage points below the national average. Only 26 percent of adults in Ohio hold a bachelor’s degree, compared with the national average of 31 percent. Less than half of the students who enter public colleges and universities actually complete a program that grants them a credential of value or a degree. Chancellor Petro has made completion of degrees the key goal of the office.
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