People — Strategies

Attraction: Percent of the Population (25+) that is Foreign Born with a Bachelor’s Degree

An increasing proportion of people attending college programs in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) are foreign born. Metros that retain them after graduation are better able to provide the talent needed in high-demand fields. Unfortunately, data on student retention by metro is not generally available. But if successful, this will show up in the metro proportion of residents that are foreign born with a college degree, which is what this metric tracks.

KC Value KC Rank Top Ranked
Metro
Top Ranked
Metro Value
10th Ranked
Metro
10th
Ranked Value
Ranking
Trend
Level  2016 2.7% 26 San Jose 26.4% Portland 5.18%  26th
(down from 24th)
2015 2.6% 24 San Jose 24.8% Tampa 4.91%
Growth* Change in Percent 2015-16 0.2% 18 San Jose 1.01% Minneapolis 0.21% 18th
(down from 14th)
Change in Percent 2014-15 0.1% 14 San Jose 0.55%  Richmond 0.17%

* Growth is calculated based on a 3-year moving average of the original data to reduce the influence of temporary, random or one-time events.

Source: American Community Survey
Excel data:
Attraction: Percent of the Population (25+) that is Foreign Born with a Bachelor’s Degree

 

 

 

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Level

Percent of the Population (25+) that is Foreign Born with a Bachelor’s Degree - 2016


Percent of the Population (25+) that is Foreign Born with a Bachelor’s Degree - 2015



Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Growth

Percent of the Population (25+) that is Foreign Born with a Bachelor’s Degree - Change in Percent 2015-16


Percent of the Population (25+) that is Foreign Born with a Bachelor’s Degree - Change in Percent 2014-15