Attainment/Access to Education
More than 21% of the Dubuque County population over the age of 25 with less than a high school degree are in poverty status. Individuals with a bachelor’s degree have a median income of $42,889 compared to $26,926 for individuals with only a high school degree (in 2013 inflation-adjusted dollars).
FROM THE SURVEY:
- 63.99% of survey respondents felt that they were able to pursue the type of education they would like, compared to 8.04% who felt they were not able to.
- 72.44% of respondents said if they were looking to pursue an education, it would be easy for them to access services to assist in the process, compared to 6.41% who disagreed.
FROM THE DIALOGUES:
- Dialogue attendees expressed the need for more exposure to educational opportunities and to increase opportunities for minority students.