Report: Worcester not keeping college grads; officials say city making strides

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WORCESTER – A report released by the Worcester Research Bureau Wednesday revealed that less than 20 percent of 2014 college graduates planned to stay in the city – almost the same amount as 10 years ago, but city, business and college officials said Worcester has made great strides in that time.

Of the 260 students interviewed from five local colleges, only 18 percent said they planned to stay in Worcester after graduation. A similar survey of 2005 graduates also found more college graduates leave than remain, according to the study.

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