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Table 11. Percentage of persons 18 to 24 years old and 25 and over, by educational attainment and state: 2000 and 2007-09
State Percent of 18- to 24-year-olds who were high school completers1 Percent of population 25 years old and over, by educational attainment
2000 2007-09 (3-year average)2
Less than high school completion High school completion or higher Bachelor's or higher degree Less than high school completion High school completion or higher Bachelor's or higher degree
2000 2007-09
(3-year average)2
Total Bachelor's degree Graduate degree Total High school only Total Bachelor's degree Graduate degree
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
United States 74.7 (0.02) 83.2 (0.06) 19.6 (0.01) 80.4 (0.01) 24.4 (0.01) 15.5 (0.01) 8.9 (#) 15.0 (0.03) 85.0 (0.03) 29.0 (0.04) 27.8 (0.04) 17.6 (0.03) 10.2 (0.02)
                                                     
Alabama 72.2 (0.15) 80.3 (0.41) 24.7 (0.06) 75.3 (0.06) 19.0 (0.05) 12.1 (0.04) 6.9 (0.03) 18.5 (0.18) 81.5 (0.18) 31.6 (0.19) 21.9 (0.17) 14.1 (0.13) 7.8 (0.10)
Alaska 76.9 (0.40) 81.7 (1.13) 11.7 (0.12) 88.3 (0.12) 24.7 (0.16) 16.1 (0.13) 8.6 (0.10) 8.6 (0.33) 91.4 (0.33) 28.7 (0.53) 26.6 (0.49) 17.0 (0.47) 9.6 (0.32)
Arizona 69.2 (0.19) 77.4 (0.41) 19.0 (0.06) 81.0 (0.06) 23.5 (0.07) 15.1 (0.06) 8.4 (0.04) 16.2 (0.12) 83.8 (0.12) 25.3 (0.16) 25.5 (0.13) 16.3 (0.12) 9.2 (0.08)
Arkansas 75.4 (0.19) 81.6 (0.53) 24.7 (0.07) 75.3 (0.07) 16.7 (0.06) 11.0 (0.05) 5.7 (0.04) 18.1 (0.20) 81.9 (0.20) 35.0 (0.23) 19.0 (0.21) 12.8 (0.17) 6.3 (0.11)
California 70.7 (0.07) 81.9 (0.16) 23.2 (0.03) 76.8 (0.03) 26.6 (0.03) 17.1 (0.02) 9.5 (0.02) 19.4 (0.07) 80.6 (0.07) 21.5 (0.06) 29.9 (0.07) 19.2 (0.06) 10.7 (0.04)
                                                     
Colorado 75.1 (0.15) 83.4 (0.37) 13.1 (0.05) 86.9 (0.05) 32.7 (0.06) 21.6 (0.06) 11.1 (0.04) 10.9 (0.12) 89.1 (0.12) 23.2 (0.19) 35.7 (0.19) 23.1 (0.15) 12.6 (0.12)
Connecticut 78.2 (0.21) 87.2 (0.43) 16.0 (0.06) 84.0 (0.06) 31.4 (0.08) 18.1 (0.07) 13.3 (0.06) 11.5 (0.16) 88.5 (0.16) 28.4 (0.22) 35.4 (0.23) 20.1 (0.18) 15.3 (0.15)
Delaware 77.6 (0.41) 82.7 (0.95) 17.4 (0.14) 82.6 (0.14) 25.0 (0.16) 15.6 (0.14) 9.4 (0.11) 12.8 (0.35) 87.2 (0.35) 32.0 (0.47) 26.9 (0.41) 16.3 (0.35) 10.7 (0.26)
District of Columbia 79.4 (0.40) 84.7 (0.88) 22.2 (0.18) 77.8 (0.18) 39.1 (0.21) 18.1 (0.17) 21.0 (0.18) 13.5 (0.43) 86.5 (0.43) 20.5 (0.43) 48.4 (0.41) 20.9 (0.36) 27.4 (0.37)
Florida 71.7 (0.11) 81.1 (0.25) 20.1 (0.04) 79.9 (0.04) 22.3 (0.04) 14.2 (0.03) 8.1 (0.02) 14.8 (0.07) 85.2 (0.07) 30.5 (0.09) 25.7 (0.08) 16.7 (0.06) 9.0 (0.05)
                                                     
Georgia 70.0 (0.15) 79.0 (0.34) 21.4 (0.05) 78.6 (0.05) 24.3 (0.05) 16.0 (0.05) 8.3 (0.04) 16.5 (0.11) 83.5 (0.11) 29.6 (0.12) 27.3 (0.12) 17.6 (0.10) 9.7 (0.08)
Hawaii 85.8 (0.25) 90.2 (0.79) 15.4 (0.10) 84.6 (0.10) 26.2 (0.12) 17.8 (0.10) 8.4 (0.08) 9.8 (0.22) 90.2 (0.22) 29.1 (0.34) 29.3 (0.36) 19.3 (0.31) 10.0 (0.22)
Idaho 77.3 (0.25) 84.3 (0.72) 15.3 (0.09) 84.7 (0.09) 21.7 (0.10) 14.9 (0.09) 6.8 (0.06) 11.9 (0.23) 88.1 (0.23) 29.0 (0.32) 24.2 (0.30) 16.6 (0.26) 7.5 (0.19)
Illinois 76.0 (0.09) 84.5 (0.22) 18.6 (0.03) 81.4 (0.03) 26.1 (0.03) 16.6 (0.03) 9.5 (0.02) 13.9 (0.09) 86.1 (0.09) 27.9 (0.12) 30.2 (0.12) 18.8 (0.10) 11.4 (0.08)
Indiana 76.5 (0.15) 80.9 (0.37) 17.9 (0.05) 82.1 (0.05) 19.4 (0.05) 12.2 (0.04) 7.2 (0.04) 13.8 (0.12) 86.2 (0.12) 36.0 (0.17) 22.5 (0.13) 14.6 (0.11) 7.9 (0.09)
                                                     
Iowa 81.4 (0.16) 89.2 (0.49) 13.9 (0.06) 86.1 (0.06) 21.2 (0.07) 14.7 (0.06) 6.5 (0.04) 9.8 (0.14) 90.2 (0.14) 34.2 (0.24) 24.5 (0.23) 17.1 (0.21) 7.4 (0.14)
Kansas 78.3 (0.18) 86.1 (0.52) 14.0 (0.06) 86.0 (0.06) 25.8 (0.08) 17.1 (0.06) 8.7 (0.05) 10.6 (0.15) 89.4 (0.15) 28.8 (0.24) 29.5 (0.24) 19.5 (0.18) 10.0 (0.16)
Kentucky 74.9 (0.15) 82.9 (0.39) 25.9 (0.06) 74.1 (0.06) 17.1 (0.05) 10.2 (0.04) 6.9 (0.03) 18.9 (0.18) 81.1 (0.18) 34.7 (0.21) 20.3 (0.19) 12.2 (0.13) 8.1 (0.11)
Louisiana 72.3 (0.15) 79.3 (0.47) 25.2 (0.06) 74.8 (0.06) 18.7 (0.05) 12.2 (0.04) 6.5 (0.03) 18.8 (0.17) 81.2 (0.17) 34.9 (0.21) 20.8 (0.18) 14.1 (0.14) 6.7 (0.11)
Maine 78.9 (0.28) 86.6 (0.74) 14.6 (0.08) 85.4 (0.08) 22.9 (0.10) 15.0 (0.09) 7.9 (0.06) 10.2 (0.23) 89.8 (0.23) 35.4 (0.37) 26.0 (0.30) 16.8 (0.27) 9.2 (0.20)
                                                     
Maryland 79.6 (0.16) 85.8 (0.35) 16.2 (0.05) 83.8 (0.05) 31.4 (0.07) 18.0 (0.06) 13.4 (0.05) 12.1 (0.13) 87.9 (0.13) 26.7 (0.15) 35.4 (0.15) 19.8 (0.13) 15.6 (0.12)
Massachusetts 82.2 (0.13) 87.8 (0.27) 15.2 (0.05) 84.8 (0.05) 33.2 (0.06) 19.5 (0.05) 13.7 (0.04) 11.3 (0.11) 88.7 (0.11) 26.7 (0.15) 38.2 (0.17) 22.1 (0.15) 16.2 (0.12)
Michigan 76.5 (0.10) 84.6 (0.29) 16.6 (0.03) 83.4 (0.03) 21.8 (0.04) 13.7 (0.03) 8.1 (0.02) 12.2 (0.10) 87.8 (0.10) 31.7 (0.14) 24.7 (0.12) 15.2 (0.10) 9.5 (0.07)
Minnesota 79.3 (0.13) 86.7 (0.36) 12.1 (0.04) 87.9 (0.04) 27.4 (0.06) 19.1 (0.05) 8.3 (0.03) 8.7 (0.12) 91.3 (0.12) 27.8 (0.20) 31.6 (0.19) 21.4 (0.17) 10.2 (0.14)
Mississippi 71.3 (0.18) 79.4 (0.61) 27.1 (0.08) 72.9 (0.08) 16.9 (0.06) 11.1 (0.05) 5.8 (0.04) 20.0 (0.21) 80.0 (0.21) 30.8 (0.27) 19.6 (0.19) 12.6 (0.16) 6.9 (0.11)
                                                     
Missouri 76.5 (0.13) 82.7 (0.41) 18.7 (0.05) 81.3 (0.05) 21.6 (0.05) 14.0 (0.04) 7.6 (0.03) 13.7 (0.14) 86.3 (0.14) 32.4 (0.17) 25.2 (0.15) 16.0 (0.13) 9.2 (0.10)
Montana 78.6 (0.31) 84.2 (1.14) 12.8 (0.10) 87.2 (0.10) 24.4 (0.13) 17.2 (0.11) 7.2 (0.08) 9.1 (0.28) 90.9 (0.28) 31.9 (0.47) 27.0 (0.41) 18.5 (0.33) 8.4 (0.30)
Nebraska 80.0 (0.21) 86.8 (0.67) 13.4 (0.07) 86.6 (0.07) 23.7 (0.09) 16.4 (0.08) 7.3 (0.06) 10.2 (0.22) 89.8 (0.22) 30.1 (0.28) 27.0 (0.26) 18.5 (0.23) 8.6 (0.20)
Nevada 66.7 (0.32) 76.8 (0.63) 19.3 (0.10) 80.7 (0.10) 18.2 (0.10) 12.1 (0.08) 6.1 (0.06) 16.3 (0.20) 83.7 (0.20) 29.4 (0.27) 21.8 (0.22) 14.5 (0.18) 7.2 (0.12)
New Hampshire 77.8 (0.29) 87.5 (0.71) 12.6 (0.08) 87.4 (0.08) 28.7 (0.11) 18.7 (0.10) 10.0 (0.07) 9.3 (0.23) 90.7 (0.23) 30.2 (0.34) 32.5 (0.35) 21.2 (0.31) 11.3 (0.22)
                                                     
New Jersey 76.3 (0.14) 85.9 (0.30) 17.9 (0.04) 82.1 (0.04) 29.8 (0.05) 18.8 (0.04) 11.0 (0.04) 12.6 (0.10) 87.4 (0.10) 29.9 (0.15) 34.4 (0.13) 21.5 (0.11) 12.9 (0.09)
New Mexico 70.5 (0.24) 76.8 (0.89) 21.1 (0.09) 78.9 (0.09) 23.5 (0.09) 13.7 (0.07) 9.8 (0.06) 17.5 (0.27) 82.5 (0.27) 27.3 (0.37) 24.8 (0.24) 14.3 (0.17) 10.5 (0.17)
New York 76.1 (0.09) 84.7 (0.19) 20.9 (0.03) 79.1 (0.03) 27.4 (0.04) 15.6 (0.03) 11.8 (0.03) 15.7 (0.07) 84.3 (0.07) 28.1 (0.08) 32.2 (0.09) 18.4 (0.07) 13.8 (0.07)
North Carolina 74.2 (0.11) 82.9 (0.22) 21.9 (0.04) 78.1 (0.04) 22.5 (0.04) 15.3 (0.04) 7.2 (0.03) 16.3 (0.10) 83.7 (0.10) 28.1 (0.11) 26.3 (0.13) 17.7 (0.10) 8.7 (0.07)
North Dakota 84.4 (0.24) 90.5 (0.79) 16.1 (0.10) 83.9 (0.10) 22.0 (0.12) 16.5 (0.10) 5.5 (0.06) 10.5 (0.31) 89.5 (0.31) 27.9 (0.47) 26.1 (0.56) 19.7 (0.47) 6.4 (0.29)
                                                     
Ohio 76.8 (0.09) 83.9 (0.31) 17.0 (0.03) 83.0 (0.03) 21.1 (0.03) 13.7 (0.03) 7.4 (0.02) 12.7 (0.08) 87.3 (0.08) 35.8 (0.13) 24.1 (0.12) 15.3 (0.09) 8.8 (0.07)
Oklahoma 74.8 (0.16) 82.1 (0.50) 19.4 (0.06) 80.6 (0.06) 20.3 (0.06) 13.5 (0.05) 6.8 (0.04) 14.7 (0.14) 85.3 (0.14) 32.4 (0.19) 22.5 (0.20) 15.2 (0.18) 7.2 (0.10)
Oregon 74.2 (0.17) 84.0 (0.59) 14.9 (0.05) 85.1 (0.05) 25.1 (0.06) 16.4 (0.06) 8.7 (0.04) 11.3 (0.14) 88.7 (0.14) 25.7 (0.19) 28.7 (0.21) 18.3 (0.17) 10.4 (0.13)
Pennsylvania 79.8 (0.09) 86.7 (0.25) 18.1 (0.03) 81.9 (0.03) 22.4 (0.03) 14.0 (0.03) 8.4 (0.02) 12.6 (0.09) 87.4 (0.09) 37.9 (0.13) 26.2 (0.12) 16.2 (0.09) 10.0 (0.08)
Rhode Island 81.3 (0.32) 87.4 (0.70) 22.0 (0.13) 78.0 (0.13) 25.6 (0.14) 15.9 (0.12) 9.7 (0.10) 16.3 (0.29) 83.7 (0.29) 28.4 (0.36) 30.1 (0.37) 18.6 (0.29) 11.5 (0.22)
                                                     
South Carolina 74.3 (0.18) 81.3 (0.43) 23.7 (0.07) 76.3 (0.07) 20.4 (0.07) 13.5 (0.06) 6.9 (0.04) 17.1 (0.14) 82.9 (0.14) 31.0 (0.17) 24.0 (0.17) 15.6 (0.14) 8.4 (0.12)
South Dakota 78.2 (0.33) 83.5 (1.06) 15.4 (0.12) 84.6 (0.12) 21.5 (0.13) 15.5 (0.12) 6.0 (0.08) 10.6 (0.33) 89.4 (0.33) 33.5 (0.49) 24.8 (0.47) 17.7 (0.39) 7.0 (0.28)
Tennessee 75.1 (0.16) 83.3 (0.43) 24.1 (0.06) 75.9 (0.06) 19.6 (0.06) 12.8 (0.05) 6.8 (0.03) 17.4 (0.14) 82.6 (0.14) 33.2 (0.15) 22.5 (0.15) 14.8 (0.13) 7.8 (0.09)
Texas 68.6 (0.08) 79.9 (0.20) 24.3 (0.03) 75.7 (0.03) 23.2 (0.03) 15.6 (0.03) 7.6 (0.02) 20.4 (0.07) 79.6 (0.07) 25.9 (0.07) 25.6 (0.08) 17.1 (0.07) 8.4 (0.04)
Utah 80.3 (0.16) 87.2 (0.45) 12.3 (0.07) 87.7 (0.07) 26.1 (0.09) 17.8 (0.08) 8.3 (0.06) 9.5 (0.18) 90.5 (0.18) 25.5 (0.29) 28.7 (0.28) 19.4 (0.22) 9.3 (0.14)
                                                     
Vermont 83.0 (0.28) 89.6 (0.87) 13.6 (0.10) 86.4 (0.10) 29.4 (0.13) 18.3 (0.11) 11.1 (0.09) 9.6 (0.36) 90.4 (0.36) 32.0 (0.64) 33.3 (0.71) 20.4 (0.54) 12.9 (0.47)
Virginia 79.4 (0.13) 86.9 (0.27) 18.5 (0.05) 81.5 (0.05) 29.5 (0.06) 17.9 (0.05) 11.6 (0.04) 13.9 (0.11) 86.1 (0.11) 25.9 (0.14) 33.7 (0.15) 19.9 (0.12) 13.8 (0.10)
Washington 75.3 (0.16) 83.3 (0.42) 12.9 (0.05) 87.1 (0.05) 27.7 (0.06) 18.4 (0.05) 9.3 (0.04) 10.3 (0.11) 89.7 (0.11) 24.4 (0.16) 30.7 (0.15) 19.9 (0.14) 10.8 (0.11)
West Virginia 78.2 (0.22) 83.1 (0.73) 24.8 (0.09) 75.2 (0.09) 14.8 (0.07) 8.9 (0.06) 5.9 (0.05) 18.1 (0.23) 81.9 (0.23) 40.8 (0.29) 17.1 (0.24) 10.4 (0.19) 6.7 (0.17)
Wisconsin 78.9 (0.13) 87.5 (0.34) 14.9 (0.04) 85.1 (0.04) 22.4 (0.05) 15.2 (0.04) 7.2 (0.03) 10.5 (0.10) 89.5 (0.10) 34.1 (0.19) 25.6 (0.18) 16.8 (0.14) 8.7 (0.11)
Wyoming 79.0 (0.41) 86.3 (1.08) 12.1 (0.13) 87.9 (0.13) 21.9 (0.16) 14.9 (0.14) 7.0 (0.10) 8.7 (0.43) 91.3 (0.43) 31.0 (0.47) 23.6 (0.57) 15.6 (0.49) 8.0 (0.33)
#Rounds to zero.
1 High school completers include diploma recipients and those completing high school through alternative credentials, such as a GED.
2 Use of a 3-year average increases the sample size, thereby reducing the size of sampling errors and producing more stable estimates.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Standard errors appear in parentheses.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, retrieved October 11, 2006, from http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DatasetMainPageServlet?_ds_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U&_program=DEC&_lang=en; Census Briefs, Educational Attainment: 2000; and 2007-2009 American Community Survey (ACS) 3-Year Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) data. (This table was prepared June 2011.)
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