Sullivan County Has Brain Gain

Sullivan County has experienced a significant brain gain in the past 40 years, with a rise in college graduates and a drop in dropout rates according to a report based on Census data specific to Sullivan County and New Hampshire and prepared by Bill Bishop, editor of the DailyYonder.com, and Robert Gallardo, Assistant Professor at Mississippi State’s Southern Rural Development Center.
Since 1970, the percentage of college graduates rose from 7.5 percent to 25.9 percent in 2010. Although Sullivan County was less than the national average of 27.9 percent in 2010, the State of NH college-educated adult chimes in at 32.1 percent, surpassing it. Sullivan County also has a lower high school dropout rate with 10.1 percent and the national average is 15 percent. The state of NH has a dropout rate of 9.1 percent.

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