Leon County Ranks First Among All Florida Counties in Degree Attainment

Florida’s postsecondary attainment rate is already growing at a faster pace than the nation as a whole, especially Leon County. The Florida College Access Network (FCAN) released the most recent results, reflecting positive changes in five-year degree attainment trends, average wages by education/training level, and a summary of state and county-level attainment data.

Florida faces an urgent need for talent, particularly among working-age adults with postsecondary degrees or credentials that qualify them for high-wage, high-skill jobs. According to the Higher Education Coordinating Council, the most powerful indicator of economic development and healthy communities is the rate of Floridians with a credential beyond a high school diploma.

The Chamber has taken a serious interest in the future of our community’s workforce and is taking action through our Talent 2030 initiative and the Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) program. TPM is a strategic alignment between classroom and career to ensure that we are prepared to meet the needs of an ever-changing business environment.

This new data is an encouraging sign for Tallahassee’s future.

To view the full report, click HERE.