Outpacing the nation and the state in degree achievement, Greater Sacramento’s talent pool is diverse, educated and growing rapidly.

students currently enrolled in 4-year universities within 100 miles

%

of population has a bachelor’s degree or higher

region for diversity in tech

%

annual growth in tech jobs

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics, College Navigator; EMSI, Education Overview; CompTIA

 

35% faster growth in professionals with bachelor’s degrees than the nation

Source: Emsi

Percent of population with degrees is comparable to major markets

Source: Emsi 2018

Aaron Klein, CEO of Riskalyze
Aaron Klein,
CEO of Riskalyze

I think it’s been hugely beneficial to be based in Sacramento, instead of in Valley. We’re able to recruit amazing talent who move here for the quality of life and affordability of the region.

A world-class higher education system

Greater Sacramento’s comprehensive network of public and private universities and community and technical colleges fosters entrepreneurship, innovation and community-based learning. Graduates of the region’s programs stand ready to meet the challenges of the future.

Digital Upskill program

The Greater Sacramento Urban League and GSEC partnered to digitally upskill workers in some of Sacramento’s most impacted communities who had been displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 5,000 people throughout the City of Sacramento applied for the 40 available spots.

Why Greater Sacramento is Next Out West

Research shows Greater Sacramento is poised for growth, amid market momentum, housing growth, urban core expansion and more.

Demographics

Workforce Programs