Idaho Lacks in Postsecondary Education

BOISE – A new study has concluded that not enough young Idahoans are receiving the postsecondary education they need to succeed in today’s workforce. Idaho Voices for Children’s 2015 Census Data Highlights shows that only 33% of Idaho’s young adults are currently completing an associate’s degree or higher. This lags behind the national average of 40%. There are differences across counties. The high is Madison County, where 43% of adults ages 25-34 obtained a postsecondary degree. In Jerome County that figure is 18.5%. The study concluded that 61% of Idaho jobs will require postsecondary education by 2018.