As jobs grow hard to fill, businesses join the drive to push rural residents toward college
The Hechinger Report
JANUARY 27, 2019
It’s that fewer than one in five of adults in the entire surrounding Humphreys County have at least an associate degree, according to census data analyzed by the nonprofit advocacy organization Complete Tennessee. This kind of business-led approach has become a focus of a statewide effort to increase the proportion of Tennesseans with degrees from its current level of about 40 percent — sixth lowest among the 50 states — to 55 percent by 2025.