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Instructor and student using computerLong accustomed to being considered first in the world for the reputation of its higher education system, the United States' actual position has slipped, and it is now eighth among OECD nations in the proportion of the adult population that has attained a college degree.

The need to increase postsecondary educational attainment to maintain economic competitiveness was a major theme in the 2007 report of the United States Secretary of Education's National Commission on the future of higher education.