New Jersey’s ambitious plan to get 65% of their working-age adults a credential by 2025

New Jersey has an ambitious plan to get 65% of their working-age adults a credential by 2025.

Reported by Higher Ed Dive, more than just fingers-crossed wishful thinking, New Jersey has  developed a partnership with non-profit course provider, Modern States, to provide “freshman year for free”, allowing students to complete the self-paced courses and then receive a free CLEP voucher to take the College Board exam for mastery credit.

The takeaway? Many states are growing a deep understanding and appreciation for the financial benefits of a credentialed populace. Will this new partnership be enough to get New Jersey’s working-age population with a high-quality credential from 57% to 65%? It’s a start.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.