Virginia's Rank Changes for Number of College Degrees

By: Carly Stephenson Email
By: Carly Stephenson Email

The Commonwealth is ranked 10th nationally for college degrees, according to the Lumina Foundation's latest report. The report says about 45 percent of Virginia's adults held a degree in 2012.

The ranking is lower than before, even though more people are going to college. Locally, a college graduate said changing curriculums to meet the job market is key to job placement.

"I think it'll have to keep changing and colleges will have to recognize that. What colleges teach is not the real workforce and I think that that's the gap we're seeing right now," said Mollie Hemminger, a college graduate.

Virginia leaders have set a goal to award 100,000 additional college degrees by 2025. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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