TOPIC: INNOVATIVE HEALTHCARE - SPRING 2015 Ė ISSUE 2
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Educational Attainment

Skill and educational levels of the labor force are key concerns for businesses seeking to hire qualified workers. According to the 2008-2012 American Community Survey, Ashlandís residents are highly-educated. The charts to the right illustrate the distribution of population over 25 years by education level completed and compares Ashland to Jackson County and Oregon.

In 2008-2012, an estimated 97.1 percent of people in Ashland, 25 years and over had at least graduated from high school and 56.5 percent had a bachelorís degree or higher.  2.8 percent have never received a high school diploma.  An estimated 89.4 percent of people in Jackson County, 25 years and over had at least graduated from high school and 24.4 percent had a bachelorís degree or higher. 10.6 percent have never received a high school diploma.  And finally, an estimated 89.2 percent of people in Oregon, 25 years and over had at least graduated from high school and 29.2 percent had a bachelorís degree or higher. 10.9 percent have never received a high school diploma.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2008-2012 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Set: Geographic Mobility by Selected Characteristics in the United States​
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