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September 25, 2009
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Meeting Addresses NE Ohio Effect of 1% College Graduation Increase
On September 23, Dr. Adrienne attended a NOCHE meeting at Corporate College in Cleveland. CEOs for Cities made a presentation about the return on investment that a 1% increase in college graduation rates would bring to northeast Ohio - $124 billion!

Delisle Speaks at Technology Conference

Dr. O'Neill heard Ohio Superintendent of Instruction, Debra Delisle, speak about "Courage and Collaboration in Challenging Times" at the SPARCC Fall Technology Conference at R.G. Drage Career Technical Center on September 24.

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Young Stark's College Enrollment Rate Outpaces the State

The percentage of young Stark County adults (age 18-24) in college or graduate school has increased nearly 10% since 2005. This exceeds the state's growth of less than 8% for the same age group.
Figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau as part of its 2008 American Community Survey (ACS) show that for that age group, 33.6% of male Stark County residents and 49.2% of females are currently in college. The total for the entire age group is 41.2%.

Percentage of Young Adults (age 18-24) Enrolled in College

These numbers do not account for those who have already earned a degree. The ACS three-year estimates* have calculated that an additional 8.3% of the 18-24 population in Stark County already has a bachelor degree or higher.**


* Based on 2005-07 three year estimate. American Community Data sets may be found at:
** All American Community Survey data is based on samples and subject to varying degrees of error.
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