Notes: Number of adults ages 25-64 with an associate degree or higher credential, as a percentage of total adults ages 25-64. Data not available for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Table B15001, 2007-2019.
Senior Research Analyst, Policy Analysis and Research
Colleen Falkenstern serves as a research analyst in WICHE’s Policy Analysis and Research unit. In her role, she supports the development of WICHE’s annual data resources—Regional Fact Book for Higher Education in the West, Benchmarks (of access and success), and Tuition and Fees in Public Higher Education in the West. She also provides analytical support for WICHE’s quadrennial projections of high school graduates, Knocking at the College Door. She received a bachelor’s degree in marketing and management from the University of South Carolina—Columbia and a master’s degree in higher education from the University of Denver.