President Obama has made it a priority for the U.S. to regain its position as the leading producer of college graduates by the year 2020 — a goal that is “within striking distance” according to Jim Hull, Senior Policy Analyst at the National School Boards Association’s Center for Public Education, the Huffington Post reports. For the U.S. to improve on its No. 5 world ranking in the number of 25- to 64-year-olds possessing some form of college degree, it must boost the number of two-year degree holders by instilling a national focus on enrollment and success in community colleges and trade schools, Hull says in his report, “Getting Back on Top: An International Comparison of College Attainment.” The data he analyzed are primarily from 2010 and are taken from the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Education at a Glance, released in September 2012…

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