The goal is that by 2025, 60% of our local work-force will have a high-quality credential or college degree.


How does Central Florida rank in degree attainment?

Florida ranks only 21st out of 50 states for degree attainment in the United States. Central Florida also lags behind in degree attainment, with only 41% of individuals earning a degree in Osceola, Orange and Seminole. In order to reach Goal 2025, we will need to increase the attainment rate by 19% for Central Florida residents.


A Look at Degree Attainment Rates

Source: Prepared by the Florida College Access Network (September 2017): U.S. Census Bureau (2015), degree attainment and population figures are based on American Community survey estimates. Degree attainment rate represents percent of working-age adults (25-64) with an associate’s degree or higher.

How does central florida compare in FAFSA Completion Rates?

As of 2017, less than half of all high school seniors in the state of Florida filled out the FAFSA. FAFSA completion varies from 33.5% to 40.7% in the tri-county area. 


A Look at FAFSA Completion Rates

Source: Prepared by the Florida College Access Network’s FAFSA Finish Line (2017): FAFSA Finish Line Data map figures based on the U.S. Department of Education Central Processing System (2015-2016) FAFSA submission and completion data for 12th graders.