The Day: How can Connecticut retain its college students after graduation?

Hartford — Connecticut is the only state in New England that has more high school graduates leaving the state for college elsewhere than it has coming to the state for college, Candace Williams of the New England Board of Higher Education said.

Down the road, the top destinations for people who went to college in Connecticut but leave the state after graduating are New York, Massachusetts and California, Williams said. She did not have an overall figure for the share of students that leave the state after graduating but said 63% of people in the fields of automation, big tech, cloud computing and cyber leave, whereas health care workers educated in Connecticut are 10% more likely to stay than their peers in digital technology.

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