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Table 16. Percentage of persons age 25 and over with high school completion or higher and a bachelor's or higher degree, by sex and state: 2008-10
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
State Number of persons 25 years old and over
(in thousands)
Percent with high school completion or higher degree Percent with bachelor's or higher degree
Total Males Females Total Male Female Total Male Female
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
United States 202,046 (30.2) 97,175 (16.6) 104,871 (16.9) 85.3 (0.03) 84.7 (0.03) 86.0 (0.03) 28.0 (0.04) 28.6 (0.05) 27.5 (0.04)
                                     
Alabama 3,142 (1.7) 1,486 (1.5) 1,656 (1.3) 82.0 (0.17) 81.3 (0.24) 82.6 (0.19) 22.0 (0.16) 22.2 (0.22) 21.8 (0.22)
Alaska 439 (0.8) 227 (0.7) 212 (0.7) 91.5 (0.34) 91.5 (0.47) 91.5 (0.42) 27.6 (0.52) 26.0 (0.60) 29.3 (0.76)
Arizona 4,088 (1.7) 1,996 (1.3) 2,092 (1.1) 85.0 (0.13) 84.5 (0.17) 85.5 (0.17) 26.1 (0.16) 27.3 (0.22) 24.9 (0.18)
Arkansas 1,904 (1.6) 914 (1.3) 990 (1.1) 82.5 (0.20) 81.5 (0.29) 83.5 (0.23) 19.1 (0.22) 19.1 (0.26) 19.1 (0.26)
California 23,781 (3.0) 11,592 (3.0) 12,189 (2.7) 80.7 (0.05) 80.3 (0.07) 81.0 (0.07) 30.0 (0.07) 30.7 (0.09) 29.4 (0.08)
                                     
Colorado 3,268 (1.7) 1,613 (1.4) 1,655 (1.2) 89.5 (0.12) 89.0 (0.17) 90.0 (0.15) 36.2 (0.17) 36.7 (0.23) 35.8 (0.22)
Connecticut 2,416 (1.0) 1,145 (1.0) 1,271 (0.9) 88.5 (0.15) 88.0 (0.21) 89.0 (0.17) 35.6 (0.21) 36.7 (0.29) 34.6 (0.25)
Delaware 597 (0.7) 282 (0.5) 315 (0.5) 87.2 (0.29) 86.4 (0.41) 88.0 (0.36) 27.5 (0.40) 27.6 (0.54) 27.3 (0.49)
District of Columbia 406 (0.4) 190 (0.4) 216 (0.4) 87.0 (0.44) 86.9 (0.58) 87.1 (0.48) 49.8 (0.45) 51.2 (0.63) 48.6 (0.53)
Florida 12,927 (2.8) 6,181 (2.2) 6,746 (1.9) 85.4 (0.08) 84.5 (0.11) 86.3 (0.08) 25.8 (0.08) 27.0 (0.11) 24.6 (0.11)
                                     
Georgia 6,155 (3.3) 2,926 (2.7) 3,228 (2.0) 84.1 (0.11) 82.9 (0.16) 85.1 (0.13) 27.4 (0.13) 27.6 (0.17) 27.2 (0.16)
Hawaii 916 (0.5) 450 (0.6) 466 (0.5) 90.2 (0.24) 90.8 (0.28) 89.7 (0.29) 29.3 (0.38) 28.9 (0.47) 29.7 (0.49)
Idaho 972 (1.0) 480 (0.8) 492 (0.8) 88.4 (0.22) 87.9 (0.25) 88.9 (0.29) 24.4 (0.29) 25.7 (0.35) 23.1 (0.36)
Illinois 8,406 (2.2) 4,031 (2.2) 4,376 (2.0) 86.5 (0.09) 86.0 (0.12) 87.0 (0.12) 30.5 (0.12) 31.0 (0.17) 30.2 (0.14)
Indiana 4,201 (1.6) 2,023 (1.5) 2,177 (1.4) 86.6 (0.11) 86.1 (0.17) 87.1 (0.14) 22.8 (0.15) 23.3 (0.19) 22.3 (0.19)
                                     
Iowa 2,003 (1.8) 972 (1.4) 1,032 (1.3) 90.4 (0.14) 89.7 (0.19) 91.1 (0.17) 25.0 (0.24) 24.7 (0.29) 25.2 (0.25)
Kansas 1,825 (1.5) 887 (1.3) 938 (1.1) 89.5 (0.18) 88.8 (0.24) 90.1 (0.22) 29.8 (0.22) 30.2 (0.31) 29.4 (0.27)
Kentucky 2,880 (1.5) 1,383 (1.2) 1,497 (1.3) 81.7 (0.18) 80.4 (0.22) 82.9 (0.21) 20.5 (0.16) 20.3 (0.23) 20.6 (0.19)
Louisiana 2,901 (1.6) 1,388 (1.3) 1,514 (1.1) 81.8 (0.18) 80.4 (0.25) 83.1 (0.20) 21.1 (0.18) 20.6 (0.22) 21.7 (0.22)
Maine 935 (0.8) 447 (0.7) 488 (0.7) 90.1 (0.23) 88.8 (0.29) 91.4 (0.33) 26.2 (0.43) 24.8 (0.50) 27.6 (0.49)
                                     
Maryland 3,825 (1.4) 1,798 (1.3) 2,027 (1.2) 87.9 (0.13) 86.8 (0.18) 88.8 (0.15) 35.6 (0.16) 36.3 (0.19) 35.0 (0.22)
Massachusetts 4,420 (1.4) 2,088 (1.1) 2,332 (1.2) 89.0 (0.11) 88.6 (0.15) 89.3 (0.12) 38.6 (0.18) 39.1 (0.23) 38.1 (0.20)
Michigan 6,563 (2.3) 3,153 (2.1) 3,410 (1.7) 88.6 (0.08) 87.9 (0.12) 89.2 (0.10) 25.2 (0.11) 25.8 (0.12) 24.7 (0.15)
Minnesota 3,495 (2.2) 1,709 (1.9) 1,786 (1.7) 91.4 (0.11) 90.9 (0.15) 91.8 (0.14) 31.8 (0.17) 32.1 (0.22) 31.4 (0.25)
Mississippi 1,891 (1.8) 892 (1.3) 998 (1.1) 80.7 (0.19) 79.2 (0.27) 82.0 (0.24) 19.8 (0.19) 19.3 (0.26) 20.3 (0.24)
                                     
Missouri 3,944 (1.9) 1,888 (1.8) 2,056 (1.3) 86.8 (0.12) 86.5 (0.18) 87.0 (0.14) 25.4 (0.15) 25.7 (0.20) 25.1 (0.19)
Montana 664 (1.0) 328 (0.9) 337 (0.7) 91.7 (0.28) 91.0 (0.40) 92.4 (0.32) 28.5 (0.36) 28.3 (0.49) 28.7 (0.45)
Nebraska 1,176 (1.2) 573 (0.9) 603 (1.0) 90.1 (0.19) 89.1 (0.25) 91.1 (0.23) 27.6 (0.31) 27.5 (0.39) 27.6 (0.40)
Nevada 1,769 (0.9) 887 (0.8) 882 (0.8) 84.1 (0.15) 83.8 (0.21) 84.5 (0.21) 21.8 (0.19) 22.6 (0.25) 21.0 (0.25)
New Hampshire 902 (0.7) 438 (0.7) 464 (0.5) 91.3 (0.21) 90.2 (0.31) 92.2 (0.26) 33.0 (0.40) 33.6 (0.56) 32.5 (0.43)
                                     
New Jersey 5,924 (1.7) 2,808 (1.5) 3,117 (1.2) 87.7 (0.08) 87.4 (0.12) 88.0 (0.11) 35.0 (0.15) 36.3 (0.18) 33.8 (0.18)
New Mexico 1,316 (1.2) 637 (0.9) 679 (0.9) 83.1 (0.25) 82.1 (0.33) 84.0 (0.27) 25.2 (0.28) 25.2 (0.34) 25.2 (0.37)
New York 12,991 (2.8) 6,117 (2.2) 6,874 (1.9) 84.5 (0.09) 84.2 (0.11) 84.7 (0.10) 32.3 (0.09) 32.4 (0.11) 32.3 (0.12)
North Carolina 6,239 (2.1) 2,961 (1.6) 3,278 (1.8) 84.1 (0.11) 82.3 (0.18) 85.8 (0.12) 26.4 (0.12) 26.3 (0.17) 26.5 (0.15)
North Dakota 434 (0.9) 216 (0.5) 219 (0.6) 90.1 (0.35) 89.6 (0.46) 90.7 (0.43) 27.0 (0.53) 25.6 (0.63) 28.4 (0.71)
                                     
Ohio 7,690 (1.8) 3,669 (1.8) 4,021 (1.5) 87.7 (0.07) 87.3 (0.11) 88.2 (0.09) 24.4 (0.10) 25.2 (0.14) 23.7 (0.12)
Oklahoma 2,413 (1.6) 1,170 (1.1) 1,243 (1.2) 85.8 (0.16) 85.0 (0.22) 86.5 (0.20) 22.5 (0.20) 22.8 (0.24) 22.1 (0.25)
Oregon 2,580 (1.1) 1,257 (1.1) 1,323 (1.0) 88.8 (0.14) 87.9 (0.17) 89.7 (0.19) 28.7 (0.20) 29.6 (0.25) 27.9 (0.23)
Pennsylvania 8,604 (3.1) 4,093 (2.5) 4,511 (2.4) 88.0 (0.07) 87.8 (0.10) 88.1 (0.11) 26.6 (0.11) 27.6 (0.14) 25.7 (0.12)
Rhode Island 709 (0.6) 333 (0.5) 375 (0.5) 84.0 (0.26) 83.3 (0.36) 84.6 (0.34) 30.3 (0.38) 31.4 (0.51) 29.2 (0.43)
                                     
South Carolina 3,036 (1.2) 1,439 (1.2) 1,597 (0.9) 83.7 (0.15) 82.4 (0.22) 85.0 (0.18) 24.3 (0.13) 24.6 (0.19) 24.0 (0.18)
South Dakota 525 (1.0) 257 (0.8) 268 (0.9) 89.9 (0.34) 88.6 (0.47) 91.2 (0.36) 26.0 (0.43) 26.0 (0.57) 26.0 (0.63)
Tennessee 4,207 (1.8) 2,005 (1.4) 2,202 (1.3) 83.2 (0.14) 82.2 (0.20) 84.1 (0.16) 22.8 (0.16) 23.4 (0.20) 22.3 (0.19)
Texas 15,446 (3.8) 7,511 (2.9) 7,935 (2.6) 80.3 (0.08) 79.6 (0.12) 80.9 (0.08) 25.8 (0.08) 26.6 (0.11) 25.0 (0.08)
Utah 1,547 (1.0) 767 (1.0) 780 (0.8) 90.5 (0.18) 89.9 (0.22) 91.1 (0.23) 29.1 (0.26) 32.3 (0.36) 25.9 (0.29)
                                     
Vermont 429 (0.7) 207 (0.6) 223 (0.5) 91.1 (0.32) 90.0 (0.44) 92.0 (0.43) 33.7 (0.56) 32.0 (0.72) 35.3 (0.66)
Virginia 5,282 (2.4) 2,537 (1.9) 2,745 (1.9) 86.2 (0.11) 85.1 (0.17) 87.3 (0.13) 33.9 (0.16) 34.5 (0.21) 33.4 (0.19)
Washington 4,437 (1.9) 2,175 (1.7) 2,263 (1.5) 89.7 (0.12) 89.2 (0.15) 90.1 (0.14) 31.0 (0.14) 31.9 (0.20) 30.0 (0.16)
West Virginia 1,290 (0.8) 623 (0.8) 667 (0.7) 82.5 (0.25) 81.3 (0.35) 83.7 (0.31) 17.1 (0.21) 16.7 (0.30) 17.4 (0.29)
Wisconsin 3,771 (2.2) 1,842 (1.8) 1,929 (1.5) 89.9 (0.12) 89.2 (0.16) 90.5 (0.16) 25.8 (0.19) 25.5 (0.23) 26.1 (0.23)
Wyoming 364 (0.7) 184 (0.6) 180 (0.5) 92.2 (0.32) 91.7 (0.49) 92.7 (0.37) 23.7 (0.51) 23.7 (0.66) 23.7 (0.65)
NOTE: Estimates are 3-year averages of 2008–10 data. Use of a 3-year average increases the sample size, thereby reducing the size of sampling errors and producing more stable estimates. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, 2008-2010 American Community Survey (ACS) 3-Year Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) data. (This table was prepared August 2012.)
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