We’re working to ensure that, by the high school class of 2030, 70% of Washington students will earn the credentials they need by age 26.

By 2030, 70% of Washington students will earn the credentials they need for career success, by age 26.

Good news

Earning a credential after high school opens doors to an array of career and advancement opportunities in Washington state.

Tough news

Just 41% of Washington’s high school class of 2017 is projected to complete a credential by age 26.  Our Black, Hispanic and Latinx, and Native American students are earning credentials at even lower rates.

That’s why…

Partnership for Learning and the Washington Roundtable are leading a conversation about policy actions and implementation that seek to address inequities, increase credential attainment, and ensure more Washington youth are positioned to successfully pursue careers and opportunities in their home state.

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The Credential Is Essential

In a new report, Washington Roundtable and Partnership for Learning applaud new public commitments from postsecondary institutions in Washington to increase postsecondary enrollment and completion. When fully realized, these commitments will help make up considerable ground on the path to 70% credential attainment. This report also seeks to kick-off a public dialogue about how we further reimagine and transform Washington’s postsecondary system to better serve students in the wake of the pandemic.