• Our Mission

    55 by ‘25 is a community-action campaign coordinated by Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education that raises awareness in Hawaii’s education.

  • The Pipeline

    We work to strengthen the education pipeline from early childhood through higher education so that all students achieve career and college success.

  • The Beginning

    Preparation for college starts in a child’s earliest years. Support the campaign to help achieve the 55 by ‘25 goal.

    The Beginning
  • Together We Can!

    Let’s collaborate and create plans to better prepare students for college and career success.

  • Support Us!

    Our goal: to have 55% of working age adults hold a 2- or 4-year college degree by the year 2025!

Together We Can!

Whether you’re a student, parent, employee, employer or retiree, a better-educated work force benefits all of us. Our statewide goal is to have 55% of working age adults hold a 2- or 4-year college degree by the year 2025.

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What is 55 by ‘25?

Our Mission

55 by ’25 is a community-­action campaign coordinated by Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education, that raises awareness, creates urgency, and invites community-wide participation to achieve Hawaii’s education goal: 55 percent of working age adults (25–64 years old) having a two-­ or four-­year degree by the year 2025. To achieve this important goal, support is needed for students and teachers across the education spectrum—from early childhood through college completion.

The 55 by ’25 campaign urges businesses, community and civic organizations, parents and students to make education a high priority and to join the thousands of people in Hawaii who are already working hard to achieve the 55 by ‘25 goal.

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News

A new report finds that employers are increasingly requiring a bachelor’s degree for positions that didn’t used to require baccalaureate education.

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Is a 2- or 4-year college degree an absolute necessity, helpful but not a necessity, or not necessary?

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Why College

Success Stories

Our Progress

42.6%

As of 2012, 42.6 percent of Hawaii’s working age adults (ages 25–64) held a two­‐ or four­‐year degree, according to U.S. Census data.

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40%

40% said Absolutely a necessity

42%

42% said Helpful but not a necessity

15%

15% said Not necessary

3%

3% said Don't know

As of Summer 2014, the number of Hawaii adults polled statewide who said a college education is NOT necessary decreased to 15% (from 17% in Winter 2012). (Omnitrak People’s Pulse, Winter 2014)

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71%

In 2012­‐2013 school year, 71% of 3rd graders in HIDOE were considered proficient in reading by end of third grade (i.e. reading at grade level).

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Testimonials

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“As Hawaii’s largest health care provider, we are always looking for skilled workers to fill a range of positions at our four hospitals and more than 50 outpatient clinics and service sites located statewide. Ensuring Hawaii’s emerging workforce is prepared to fill these jobs and the many others needed across all industries is very important to us. We encourage everyone in Hawaii, especially our business community, to join us in supporting this effort so we can meet the goal of 55 percent of working age adults holding a college degree by 2025.” — Ray Vara, President and CEO of Hawaii Pacific Health.

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