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4-year degrees up in Ark., but state still lags

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More Arkansans hold four-year college degrees than 20 years ago, but only small pockets of the state have been able to attract and keep better-educated residents.

Since 1990, most counties have only seen modest increases in their portion of residents with at least a bachelor's degree.

Census numbers show that between 2008 and 2012, about one in five Arkansans aged 25 or older had a bachelor's degree. It was about one in eight in 1990.

Shane Broadway is the director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. Broadway tells the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that it's promising to see the figures improve, but the state still ranks near the bottom nationally in college-educated residents. Arkansas

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