A new coordinated plan for higher education in Missouri
The private and public benefits of higher education are the building blocks of a vibrant society, a thriving economy and a good quality of life for all Missourians.
Postsecondary education provides individuals with the knowledge and skills they need to be economically independent and intellectually engaged. More Missourians than ever before are earning a degree or certificate; however, more must be done to give all students an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills that can help them succeed in a rapidly changing world.
The Coordinating Board for Higher Education has adopted a new plan, Preparing Missourians to Succeed: A Blueprint for Higher Education, to help Missouri meet its higher education needs.
The plan focuses on five goals:
Attainment: Missouri will increase the proportion of working-age adults with high-quality, affordable postsecondary credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
Affordability: Missouri will rank among the 10 most affordable states in which to obtain a postsecondary degree or certificate by 2025.
Quality: Missouri will produce graduates with high-quality postsecondary degrees and certificates that are valuable and relevant to individuals, employers, communities and the state.
Research & Innovation: Missouri will be a top 10 state for investment in academic research by 2025.
Investment, Advocacy & Partnerships: Missouri will promote greater investment in a culture of postsecondary education through increased advocacy and powerful partnerships with education, business, government and communities.
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