attainment attainment  /ə ˈteɪn mənt/


  1. (n) the act of achieving an aim
  2. (n) arrival at a new stage
  3. (n) an ability that has been acquired by training


  1. And the ensuing frustration due to unfulfilled aims can lead in turn to the establishment of even more 'revolutionary' goals, even less susceptible of attainment.
  2. The same survey ranked German women 28th in job opportunities and 34th in educational attainment.
  3. That document features a Human Development Index that ranks countries by a combination of three factors: average income, educational attainment and life expectancy.


  1. Indiana makes small gain in college graduates, but still far below goal

    Showing slow progress, Indiana is failing to make significant gains toward increasing college attainment rates, according to a Lumina Foundation report released today.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Indianapolis Star

  2. New Report Shows Improved Pace of College Attainment is Still Not Enough to Meet Future Workforce Needs; Massive ...

    As the demand for skilled workers continues to grow, a new report released today by Lumina Foundation shows that the rate of college attainment is steadily improving across America.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Economix Blog: The Premium From a College Degree

    The economy feels very different depending on your level of educational attainment.        
    on June 7, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. Mr Brennan said: "We want to transform the lives of children in care, improve their educational attainment and give them the same chance in life as other children. As part of this, we want to see them given more choice about their placements and to...
    on Oct 4, 2007 By: Kevin Brennan Source: ic Wales

  2. "A day of prayer for peace and reconciliation may serve to promote the attainment of our national goals," Arroyo said.
    on Sep 10, 2007 By: President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Source:

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