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Idaho, the 39th most populous state, has moderate educational attainment levels except in two categories: It has one of the lowest rates of graduate degree attainment, but ranks in the top five in percentage of its population with an associate degree. Idaho has low per capita income, but also has a low poverty rate. Like other Mountain West states, Idaho is expected to have an 11 percent increase in high school graduates from 2007–08 to 2017–18. Only 43.9 percent of Idaho's freshmen enrolling at four-year institutions graduate in six years or less, compared to the national mark of 55.9 percent.
Idaho's higher education accountability system's strengths are:
- Aligning state priorities with concrete goals for achievement.
Idaho's higher education accountability system needs work in:
- Gathering information on a wide breadth of performance measures.
- Collecting and reporting data in a timely fashion.
- Formally linking budgetary decisions to the performance of state postsecondary institutions.
- Proactively informing prospective students, parents, and the general public about the performance of state colleges and universities.
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