In rural counties, a higher percentage of adults have college degrees
than in the past. But the increase has lagged in the South and West,
while graduation rates have increased faster in the Northeast and the
In many ways, rural America has caught up with the rest of the United States in terms of educational achievement. But over the past 40 years, the gap in the percentage of adults with college degrees has increased between urban and rural…
The broadband divide is much more than just who has a connection and who doesn't. In fact, the rural-urban gap is much wider in terms of choice of providers and speed than it is for a simple connection.