Arizonans who have gone to college and completed a certificate or degree program can expect to earn more, enjoy better health, and benefit from greater access to opportunities compared to people whose education stopped after high school. This individual prosperity translates to substantial economic returns for the state. Increasing the number of Arizonans with a college education can yield billions in economic gains. Just by increasing the postsecondary enrollment rate by 20 percent, Arizona stands to benefit from more than $5 billion per high school cohort in gains attributable to factors like higher lifetime earnings, better health, and increased workforce productivity.
Billions to Gain
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