Just over half of all workers in Massachusetts now hold a college degree, marking the first time any state has reached that threshold. The Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, which did the , says Massachusetts has the best-educated workforce and the highest median wages in the U.S.
Massachusetts has the highest percentage of people with a college credential or certification in the U.S. That's according to a new report out this week from Lumina Foundation, an education nonprofit. While fewer than half of working-age Americans hold at least one college credential, Lumina finds here in Massachusetts the rate is 55 percent.
In the first-ever “State of the University” address Monday evening, University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan shot back against President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, and outlined the university's economic role to Massachusetts taxpayers and lawmakers.
Colleges and universities across the country are scrambling to deal with President Trump’s temporary travel ban on citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries linked to concerns about terrorism.