Thirty-seven percent of Ohioans have college degrees.
That's 35th in state ranking nationally.
One survey shows 57 percent of new Ohio jobs will require a degree.
This is college Financial Aid Awareness month and it's a busy one for groups like College Now Greater Cleveland and the Higher Education Compact of Cleveland.
Both groups are helping parents through the challenging task of filling out forms for FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, to help them learn about available scholarship opportunities.
Filling out FAFSA is the first step to seeking financial help.
Through Feb. 15, there will be many opportunities for parents to go to school and community buildings to get help.
More information is available at www.CollegeNow.
Once students get in college, what is being done to help them pursue studies that will lead to real jobs and opportunities and employers?
How will a new state funding plan that would allocate money to schools based on graduation rates instead of enrollments benefit students and their families?
Tom Beres, former Shaker Heights Mayor Judy Rawson and former state lawmaker Matt Dolan discuss these questions with Lee Friedman, CEO of College Now Greater Cleveland and Chancellor of the State Board of Regents Jim Petro on this edition of Between the Lines.