Report: Invest in higher ed, career prep to open more equitable pathways to good rural jobs

Georgetown’s Center on Education and the Workforce finds that rural adults are just as likely as urban adults to have good jobs, many in blue-collar occupations that do not require a college degree. While that employment outlook may dampen enthusiasm for college, researchers caution that higher education is essential to creating economic opportunity.

Putting college within reach for rural students

Students from rural communities face multiple barriers to higher education, including long commutes, financial strain, and a lack of academic support. New programs are finding ways to shrink those obstacles.