Detroit Drives Degrees is the Detroit Regional Chamber’s collective impact initiative that brings together stakeholders from business, philanthropy, government, and K-12 and higher education.

The rapidly evolving economy of the Detroit region requires strengthening the talent pipeline. Detroit Drives Degrees seeks to increase the proportion of individuals with college degrees and high-skill credentials in the region. With only 43% of adults having attained this level of education, Detroit Drives Degrees’ primary goal is to increase the postsecondary attainment rate to 60% by 2030 and cut the racial equity gap in half.

Detroit Drives Degrees’ three areas of focus are:

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  • Advancing ACCESS to postsecondary opportunities
  • Boosting student SUCCESS
  • Retaining local TALENT and attracting new talent
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Educational opportunity not only catalyzes economic development but can also change lives by improving social and economic mobility. Higher education attainment remains the most effective way to earn a better standard of living, which can have broad and positive impacts on the community. Learn more about Detroit designation as a Talent Hub.

Funding and Support

Detroit Drives Degrees’ work is made possible by:

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