In the 2014 school year, over 7,500 students graduated from 12 Greater Worcester colleges and universities. These graduates represent a broad range of academic credentials and professional interests. Talent drives economic growth. In order to compete in a national and international economy, Worcester must be able to retain and attract a skilled and educated workforce. Central Massachusetts Talent Retention Project: A Survey of the Class of 2014 provides insights into the future plans of students from colleges and universities across the region and makes recommendations for retaining this recurring source of new ideas, energy, and economic opportunity.