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Educating a Green Workforce

Minnesota's public and private colleges and universities offer a wide variety of degrees in demand by green industries.

Together, the state's post-secondary institutions granted more than 9,000 degrees and other awards in environment and energy related fields between 2011 and 2012.

Minnesota ranks 11th nationwide in the share of individuals with bachelor's degree or higher (33.2 percent) and second (2012 data) nationwide in the percentage of the population that has a high school diploma or higher (92.5 percent).

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