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The Virginia Plan for Higher Education: 2022 Annual Report Summary
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) released the 2022 annual report for Pathways to Opportunity: The Virginia Plan for Higher Education. The Plan identifies trends that the Commonwealth must address if it is to continue to prosper and succeed. SCHEV’s 2022 annual report summarizes the key components of The Plan and assesses progress toward its three goals including key findings from that assessment compared to the 2019-2020 baseline findings (in the 2021 Annual Report). The annual report also highlights activities undertaken by SCHEV in 2022 that directly support The Plan’s goals and strategies.
The Pathways to Opportunity Plan is intended to help guide a vision for Virginia’s future through a common framework, which includes three intrinsically connected goals of equitable, affordable and transformative higher education. Equity also serves as an underpinning of the entire plan. When achieved, the three goals will result in Virginia being the “Best State for Education” and will mean a 70% educational attainment rate for all 25- to -64 year working-aged Virginians by 2030. Ten strategies support the goals. Five measures assess progress toward achieving the three goals.
The Code of Virginia vests SCHEV with the responsibility to develop a statewide strategic plan that reflects statutory goals for higher education in The Commonwealth, identifies a coordinated approach to such state and regional goals and emphasizes the future needs for higher education in Virginia.