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Washington Needs Western Washington University

By 2018 70% of the jobs in Washington will require some postsecondary education – the second highest percentage nationally. 36% will require a bachelor’s degree or more, however:

•    Washington ranks last in the nation in state funding per higher-ed student, 

•    Washington ranks 46th in participation in 4-year higher education.

Western can help our children gain the education needed to lead productive lives:   

•    Western made U.S. News' list of highly ranked and most efficient universities,

•    Western's graduation rate is amongst the highest in the country,

•    Western graduates are highly sought after in the job market.

Our elected officials need to understand and appreciate the value of Western.

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