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Wyoming’s Push — More Graduates, Better Economy

by Jeff Victor

Wyoming’s higher education leaders are looking at ways to increase the number of Wyoming residents with college degrees or postsecondary certificates.

The task is grounded in research from the Georgetown University Center of Education and the Workforce that looks at how a state’s level of educational attainment and is related to its economy.

“The more educated the population, typically, the more robust the economy,” University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols said. “So, there’s a direct link between educational attainment of a population and economic development and economic vitality, and they’re very closely related to one another.”

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