MOVIN’ ON UP! DEGREE ATTAINMENT RATES ON THE RISE IN FLORIDA’S TOP METRO AREAS

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Degree attainment rates are up in seven of Florida’s top eight metro areas, according to the Lumina Foundation’s latest Stronger Nation report.

Florida has eight of the nation’s 100 most populated metro areas in the nation, but last year had only one in the top 50 in degree attainment (Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford).  Currently, Florida now has three metro areas in the top 50.

The Florida metro area with the greatest gains was Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, increasing 1.1% to 40.6%.  Now the state’s most educated metro area, Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville leads Orlando (40.6%) and Miami (40.5%) metros by a small margin.  To see changes at each of Florida’s top metro areas, scroll through the infographic below.

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