Several years after the Arizona Board of Regents developed a statewide plan to reach the national average of adults with bachelor’s degrees to ensure an educated workforce for the state, Arizona is making steady progress toward that goal. New data from the 2011 American Community Survey shows that 26.6 percent of Arizonans 25 years of age or older hold a bachelor’s degree, up from 25.9 percent in 2010.

The national average for adults with bachelor’s degrees is 28.5 percent.

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