Bachelor’s Degree or Higher, Ages 25-64
Postsecondary education is a singular factor in determining the lifetime earning potential of the average American. The difference in potential earnings is staggering, making it a critical variable in combatting multidimensional poverty. Estimating not only educational attainment, but also employment success is crucial in understanding the impact of a successful K-12 educational system. The metric for postsecondary education is percent of working age adults with a bachelor’s degree. Louisville has a target goal of 40% of working age adults obtaining a bachelor’s degree or higher.