United States - Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent bachelor's degree or higher, 2005-2009 by State

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Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent bachelor's degree or higher, 2006-2010 - (Percent)
State Value
Alabama 21.7
Alaska 27.0
Arizona 26.3
Arkansas 19.1
California 30.1
Colorado 35.9
Connecticut 35.2
Delaware 27.7
District of Columbia 49.2
Florida 25.9
Georgia 27.2
Hawaii 29.4
Idaho 24.3
Illinois 30.3
Indiana 22.4
Iowa 24.5
Kansas 29.3
Kentucky 20.3
Louisiana 20.9
Maine 26.5
Maryland 35.7
Massachusetts 38.3
Michigan 25.0
Minnesota 31.4
Mississippi 19.5
Missouri 25.0
Montana 27.9
Nebraska 27.7
Nevada 21.8
New Hampshire 32.9
New Jersey 34.6
New Mexico 25.5
New York 32.1
North Carolina 26.1
North Dakota 26.3
Ohio 24.1
Oklahoma 22.6
Oregon 28.6
Pennsylvania 26.4
Rhode Island 30.3
South Carolina 24.0
South Dakota 25.3
Tennessee 22.7
Texas 25.8
Utah 29.4
Vermont 33.3
Virginia 33.8
Washington 31.0
West Virginia 17.3
Wisconsin 25.8
Wyoming 23.6

Value for the US (Percent): 27.9%

Data item: Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent bachelor's degree or higher, 2006-2010

Source: U. S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates. Updated every year. http://factfinder2.census.gov

Definitions:

High School Graduates include people whose highest degree was a high school diploma or its equivalent, people who attended college but did not receive a degree, and people who received an associate�s, bachelor�s, master�s, or professional or doctorate degree. People who reported completing the 12th grade but not receiving a diploma are not included.

Persons with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher are those who have received a bachelor's degree from a college or university, or a master's, professional, or doctorate degree.

These data include only persons 25 years old and over. The percentages are obtained by dividing the counts of graduates by the total number of persons 25 years old and over.

Scope and Methodology:

These data are collected in the American Community Survey (ACS). The data are estimates and are subject to sampling variability. The data for each geographic area are presented together with margins of error at factfinder2.census.gov. The data are period estimates, that is, they represent the characteristics of the population over a specific 60-month data collection period.

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