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As measured by the percentage of county residents with a postsecondary degree or industry certification

Why Is This Important?
Metric Definition

County level educational attainment data is available for population 25 years and older. 

Data source: U.S. Census Bureau - American Community Survey. Post-secondary certification is an estimate of 4% based on data from Lumina Foundation. 

In 2019, 60.9% of Oakland County's adult population had a postsecondary degree or industry certification, an increase from 57.0% in 2015.
Current Status

Oakland80 is a robust goal to ensure 80% of working-age residents in Oakland County have a professional certificate or college degree by 2030. Increased educational attainment will lead to economic self-sufficiency, income equality, and economic growth for Oakland County’s 1.3 million residents and 40,000 businesses. As part of Oakland80, Oakland County has allocated: $2.874M to fund Oakland80 Career and Education Navigators throughout Oakland County. Navigators will help individuals assess their skills, interests, and abilities and the potential education pathways to gain access to high-quality, in-demand jobs in the region; $1.2M to support 1,000 families with Childcare Scholarships in the amount of $1,200. This will help Oakland County residents who are working or enrolled in a postsecondary education or credential program and are struggling to pay for childcare at a licensed childcare facility; and $1.5M in Oakland80 Supportive Services to assist individuals facing financial barriers limiting access to career credentials and higher education programs.

Learn More

To learn more about the County’s goal, visit Oakland80.

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