Higher education report shows overall improvements, some COVID setbacks

Oregon has made progress toward reaching a state goal that 80% of young people attain some kind of postsecondary credential, according to a new report from the state’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission. But a pandemic setback in college-going and college-completion rates could hamper that progress if they continue long-term.

Despite overall gains, detailed data through 2021 shows that progress varied across racial and ethnic groups, and that some disparities have actually grown wider over time. Gaps in earnings after college, for example, have widened between some demographic groups in the last several years.

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