Georgia’s economic well-being is threatened by the high numbers of adults without a high school diploma or a General Equivalency Development credential (GED®). Nearly 866,000 Georgians ages 18 to 64 do not have a high school diploma or GED. Georgia’s adult education programs served only about 60,600 adults in 2014.
Georgia’s leaders recognize that its citizens must be more educated for the state to compete in a national and global economy that demands more high-skilled workers. Evidence of this includes Gov. Nathan Deal’s launch of the Complete College Georgia initiative in August 2011 to significantly increase the number of Georgians with postsecondary school credentials. Download the full report.