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Table 5. Percentage distribution of public school teachers, by highest degree earned and state: 2007-08

State Less than Bachelor's   Bachelor's degree   Master's degree   Higher than a
master's degree1
 
United States  0.8   47.4   44.5   7.3  
                 
Alabama  1.3 ! 44.3   46.9   7.5  
Alaska  1.2 ! 56.3   36.3   6.1  
Arizona  1.5 ! 49.1   41.6   7.8  
Arkansas    58.6   34.1   5.5  
California  0.9   52.7   34.3   12.1  
                 
Colorado    42.9   48.4   8.2  
Connecticut    19.2   64.3   15.9  
Delaware    38.2   53.0   7.4  
District of Columbia    41.3   45.3   13.0  
Florida  0.8 ! 60.9   34.1   4.2  
                 
Georgia  0.4 ! 38.8   43.4   17.3  
Hawaii    46.9   32.6   19.1  
Idaho  0.8 ! 66.1   29.7   3.5 !
Illinois    45.5   49.8   4.3  
Indiana    37.4   57.0   5.3  
                 
Iowa    59.8   37.9   1.5 !
Kansas    53.0   41.8   5.0  
Kentucky  2.0 ! 20.9   57.5   19.6  
Louisiana  0.5 ! 71.9   23.5   4.1  
Maine  2.0 ! 54.4   37.9   5.7  
                 
Maryland  0.8 ! 42.6   47.0   9.7  
Massachusetts  1.1 ! 30.6   62.0   6.3  
Michigan    37.2   57.6   4.8  
Minnesota    41.6   51.4   6.8  
Mississippi  1.3 ! 56.6   37.2   4.9  
                 
Missouri  0.8 ! 47.2   47.5   4.5 !
Montana    62.8   33.4   3.8  
Nebraska  0.6 ! 53.1   44.2   2.1 !
Nevada    41.5   49.5   8.5  
New Hampshire    49.4   45.4   4.7  
                 
New Jersey    55.8   36.5   7.7  
New Mexico    53.0   39.5   7.0  
New York    11.8   77.6   10.0  
North Carolina  1.6 ! 64.6   28.0   5.7  
North Dakota  0.9 ! 68.2   28.1   2.9 !
                 
Ohio  1.4 ! 31.9   62.3   4.4  
Oklahoma    66.5   28.9   3.6  
Oregon    37.0   52.3   10.2  
Pennsylvania  1.0   45.3   45.2   8.5  
Rhode Island    44.7   48.7   6.1  
                 
South Carolina  1.5 ! 40.9   52.1   5.6  
South Dakota    66.8   30.9   1.9 !
Tennessee  1.9   44.9   43.0   10.2  
Texas  0.5 ! 70.1   26.3   3.2  
Utah  2.0 ! 61.1   30.3   6.6  
                 
Vermont    42.6   50.0   6.4  
Virginia    57.4   36.1   5.5  
Washington  1.0 ! 31.4   60.7   7.0  
West Virginia  1.8   39.5   51.6   7.2  
Wisconsin    44.8   49.3   5.8  
Wyoming    56.0   37.6   5.9  
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's value.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Higher than a master's degree is defined as teachers who completed any of the following: an educational specialist or professional diploma, a certificate of advanced graduate studies, or a doctorate or first professional degree.
NOTE: Teachers include both full-time and part-time teachers. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Teacher Data File," 2007-08.


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