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Mapping Higher Education Attainment in America

The State Policy Map displays state-specific data on particular themes that show how states are advancing policy and practice to increase higher education attainment.

SARA States & Institutions
  • States with institutions participating in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)
Denotes Strategy Labs Network State

Alaska

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: Yes
Legislation Passed:  Yes
Application Submitted: Yes
Approved as SARA State: 05/13/2014
Colleges Participating: 3

Alabama

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: Yes
Legislation Passed:  Yes
Application Submitted: No
Approved as SARA State: N/A
Colleges Participating: N/A

Arkansas

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: N/A
Legislation Passed:  N/A
Application Submitted: Yes
Approved as SARA State: 06/29/2015
Colleges Participating: 24

Arizona

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: Yes
Legislation Passed:  Yes
Application Submitted: Yes
Approved as SARA State: 11/11/2014
Colleges Participating: 14

California

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: Yes
Legislation Passed:  No
Application Submitted: No
Approved as SARA State: N/A
Colleges Participating: N/A

Colorado

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: Yes
Legislation Passed:  Yes
Application Submitted: Yes
Approved as SARA State: 05/13/2014
Colleges Participating: 32

Connecticut

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: Yes
Legislation Passed:  No
Application Submitted: N/A
Approved as SARA State: N/A
Colleges Participating: N/A

Delaware

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: No
Legislation Passed:  No
Application Submitted: No
Approved as SARA State: N/A
Colleges Participating: N/A

Florida

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: No
Legislation Passed:  No
Application Submitted: No
Approved as SARA State: N/A
Colleges Participating: N/A

Georgia

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: N/A
Legislation Passed:  N/A
Application Submitted: Yes
Approved as SARA State: N/A
Colleges Participating: N/A

Hawaii

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: Yes
Legislation Passed:  Yes
Application Submitted: No
Approved as SARA State: N/A
Colleges Participating: N/A

Iowa

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: Yes
Legislation Passed:  Yes
Application Submitted: Yes
Approved as SARA State: 06/01/2015
Colleges Participating: 0

Idaho

36.9%

College Attainment Among
Adults Ages 25-64

National Goal: 60% by 2025
Idaho’s Goal: 60% of 25-34 year olds having a college degree or certificate by 2020

Idaho

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: N/A
Legislation Passed:  N/A
Application Submitted: Yes
Approved as SARA State: 05/13/2014
Colleges Participating: 6

Illinois

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: Yes
Legislation Passed:  Yes
Application Submitted: Yes
Approved as SARA State: 07/31/2015
Colleges Participating: 16

Indiana

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: Yes
Legislation Passed:  Yes
Application Submitted: Yes
Approved as SARA State: 02/21/2014
Colleges Participating: 36

Kansas

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: Yes
Legislation Passed:  Yes
Application Submitted: Yes
Approved as SARA State: 11/16/2014
Colleges Participating: 26

Kentucky

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: No
Legislation Passed:  No
Application Submitted: No
Approved as SARA State: N/A
Colleges Participating: N/A

Louisiana

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: Yes
Legislation Passed:  Yes
Application Submitted: Yes
Approved as SARA State: 10/17/2014
Colleges Participating: 15

Massachusetts

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: No
Legislation Passed:  No
Application Submitted: No
Approved as SARA State: N/A
Colleges Participating: N/A

Maryland

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: Yes
Legislation Passed:  Yes
Application Submitted: No
Approved as SARA State: N/A
Colleges Participating: N/A

Maine

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: Yes
Legislation Passed:  Yes
Application Submitted: No
Approved as SARA State: N/A
Colleges Participating: N/A

Michigan

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: Yes
Legislation Passed:  Yes
Application Submitted: Yes
Approved as SARA State: 08/31/2015
Colleges Participating: 6

Minnesota

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: Yes
Legislation Passed:  Yes
Application Submitted: Yes
Approved as SARA State: 01/26/2015
Colleges Participating: 41

Missouri

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: Yes
Legislation Passed:  Yes
Application Submitted: Yes
Approved as SARA State: 11/16/2014
Colleges Participating: 39

Mississippi

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: Yes
Legislation Passed:  Yes
Application Submitted: No
Approved as SARA State: N/A
Colleges Participating: N/A

Montana

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: N/A
Legislation Passed:  N/A
Application Submitted: Yes
Approved as SARA State: 08/13/2014
Colleges Participating: 8

North Carolina

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: N/A
Legislation Passed:  N/A
Application Submitted: No
Approved as SARA State: N/A
Colleges Participating: N/A

North Dakota

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: Yes
Legislation Passed:  Yes
Application Submitted: Yes
Approved as SARA State: 04/03/2014
Colleges Participating: 13

Nebraska

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: Yes
Legislation Passed:  Yes
Application Submitted: Yes
Approved as SARA State: 08/09/2014
Colleges Participating: 20

New Hampshire

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: Yes
Legislation Passed:  Yes
Application Submitted: Yes
Approved as SARA State: 12/15/2014
Colleges Participating: 8

New Jersey

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: No
Legislation Passed:  No
Application Submitted: No
Approved as SARA State: N/A
Colleges Participating: N/A

New Mexico

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: Yes
Legislation Passed:  Yes
Application Submitted: Yes
Approved as SARA State: 05/12/2015
Colleges Participating: 10

Nevada

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: Yes
Legislation Passed:  Yes
Application Submitted: Yes
Approved as SARA State: 05/14/2014
Colleges Participating: 7

New York

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: Yes
Legislation Passed:  Yes
Application Submitted: No
Approved as SARA State: N/A
Colleges Participating: N/A

Ohio

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: Yes
Legislation Passed:  Yes
Application Submitted: Yes
Approved as SARA State: 03/02/2015
Colleges Participating: 19

Oklahoma

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: N/A
Legislation Passed:  N/A
Application Submitted: Yes
Approved as SARA State: 06/29/2015
Colleges Participating: 5

Oregon

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: Yes
Legislation Passed:  Yes
Application Submitted: Yes
Approved as SARA State: 11/11/2014
Colleges Participating: 21

Pennsylvania

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: Yes
Legislation Passed:  No
Application Submitted: No
Approved as SARA State: N/A
Colleges Participating: N/A

Rhode Island

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: Yes
Legislation Passed:  Yes
Application Submitted: No
Approved as SARA State: N/A
Colleges Participating: N/A

South Carolina

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: No
Legislation Passed:  No
Application Submitted: No
Approved as SARA State: N/A
Colleges Participating: N/A

South Dakota

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: Yes
Legislation Passed:  Yes
Application Submitted: Yes
Approved as SARA State: 11/11/2014
Colleges Participating: 11

Tennessee

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: Yes
Legislation Passed:  Yes
Application Submitted: Yes
Approved as SARA State: 06/29/2015
Colleges Participating: 39

Texas

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: Yes
Legislation Passed:  Yes
Application Submitted: No
Approved as SARA State: N/A
Colleges Participating: N/A

Utah

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: Yes
Legislation Passed:  Yes
Application Submitted: No
Approved as SARA State: N/A
Colleges Participating: N/A

Virginia

The Virginia Higher Education Opportunity Act sets an ambitious goal for an additional 100,000 degrees over the next 15 years. It’s also focused on improving college affordability and promoting innovation in higher education.

Set an Attainment Goal

Virginia

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: Yes
Legislation Passed:  Yes
Application Submitted: Yes
Approved as SARA State: 10/17/2014
Colleges Participating: 12

Vermont

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: Yes
Legislation Passed:  Yes
Application Submitted: Yes
Approved as SARA State: 04/17/2015
Colleges Participating: 5

Washington

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: Yes
Legislation Passed:  Yes
Application Submitted: Yes
Approved as SARA State: 05/13/2014
Colleges Participating: 23

Wisconsin

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: No
Legislation Passed:  No
Application Submitted: No
Approved as SARA State: N/A
Colleges Participating: N/A

West Virginia

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: N/A
Legislation Passed:  N/A
Application Submitted: Yes
Approved as SARA State: 10/17/2014
Colleges Participating: 12

Wyoming

Participation in SARA

Legislation Introduced: Yes
Legislation Passed:  Yes
Application Submitted: Yes
Approved as SARA State: 05/12/2015
Colleges Participating: 7

State Attainment Data
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Higher education attainment is steadily growing in the states, but equity gaps – particularly by racial & ethnic groups – continue to persist. Visit Strategy Labs to access population data for your state & learn how to improve outcomes for all students. http://bit.ly/1MpfsuS 

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