How Nevada compares with other states in terms of educaiton

December 29, 2010

Here are the statistics according to today’s Las Vegas Sun.

the state is 46th nationwide in higher education funding per capita; 45th in residents with a bachelor’s degree; and 41st in the number of 18- to 24-year-olds who enroll in state universities.

Not good news on any front. Both Earthlink and IKEA were considering opening up branches here in Southern Nevada due to the tax structure and low operating costs. Both decided against it.

“IKEA said our percent of college graduates was just too low and they found they didn’t do well in that kind of market,” Worthington said.

EarthLink “said they hire and recruit college graduates, and it would be too expensive to recruit from Southern California and elsewhere, then bring them here.”

With Governor Elect Sandoval’s stance on no new taxes, it’s hard to see how Nevada, let alone education, is going to move forward.


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