Cradle to Career Report Card
National research shows the growing need for a more educated workforce to fill tomorrow’s jobs. According to Lumina Foundation, within the next ten years, 60% of U.S. citizens will need a two year college degree or higher, or an advanced vocational certificate for the United States to be competitive in a high-tech global economy.
Washington County only has estimated 32.5% of its population with these educational or vocational training levels (United States 42.1%, Maryland 48.6%).
Based on our average annual growth rate over the last five years, Washington County would have less than 40% of its population at this level by 2025.