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Table 12. Educational attainment of persons 25 years old and over, by race/ethnicity and state: April 1990 and April 2000

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                      |                                   Percent with high school diploma or higher                             |                                  Percent with bachelor's degree or higher
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                      |                        1990                        |                         2000                        |                        1990                     |                          2000
State                 |____________________________________________________|_____________________________________________________|_________________________________________________|___________________________________________________
                      |      |        |       |        |  Asian/ |American |       |        |       |        |  Asian/ |American |      |        |       |       |Asian/ |American |       |        |        |       |Asian/ |American
                      |Total |White\1\| Black |Hispan- | Pacific | Indian/ | Total |White\1\| Black |Hispan- | Pacific | Indian/ |Total |White\1\|Black\1|Hispan-|Pacific| Indian/ | Total |White\1\|Black\1\|Hispan-|Pacific| Indian/
                      |      |        |   \1\ |  ic\2\ |  Islan- |  Alaska |       |        |   \1\ |  ic\2\ |  Islan- |  Alaska |      |        |       | ic\2\ |Islan- |  Alaska |       |        |        | ic\2\ |Islan- |  Alaska
                      |      |        |       |        |  der\1\ |Native\1\|       |        |       |        |  der\1\ |Native\1\|      |        |       |       |der\1\ |Native\1\|       |        |        |       |der\1\ |Native\1\
______________________|______|________|_______|________|_________|_________|_______|________|_______|________|_________|_________|______|________|_______|_______|_______|_________|_______|________|________|_______|_______|_________
1                     |    2 |      3 |     4 |      5 |       6 |       7 |      8|       9|     10|      11|       12|       13|    14|      15|     16|     17|     18|       19|     20|      21|      22|     23|     24|       25
______________________|______|________|_______|________|_________|_________|_______|________|_______|________|_________|_________|______|________|_______|_______|_______|_________|_______|________|________|_______|_______|_________
   United States .....|  75.2|    77.9|   63.1|    49.8|     77.5|     65.5|   80.4|    83.6|   72.3|    52.4|     80.4|     70.9|  20.3|    21.5|   11.4|    9.2|   36.6|      9.3|   24.4|    26.1|    14.3|   10.4|   44.1|     11.5
                      |______|________|_______|________|_________|_________|_______|________|_______|________|_________|_________|______|________|_______|_______|_______|_________|_______|________|________|_______|_______|_________
Alabama ..............|  66.9|    70.3|   54.6|    73.8|     78.9|     64.9|   75.3|    78.0|   66.9|    56.9|     81.1|     72.4|  15.7|    17.3|    9.3|   20.1|   43.7|     11.6|   19.0|    21.2|    11.5|   14.6|   48.3|     13.0
Alaska ...............|  86.6|    91.1|   88.2|    80.4|     75.4|     63.1|   88.3|    92.5|   88.7|    78.3|     73.0|     71.8|  23.0|    26.8|   14.1|   14.6|   20.5|      4.1|   24.7|    29.3|    14.9|   15.3|   21.2|      6.0
Arizona ..............|  78.7|    82.4|   75.1|    51.7|     80.2|     52.1|   81.0|    85.4|   81.7|    52.5|     83.4|     61.9|  20.3|    22.2|   14.3|    6.9|   37.5|      4.6|   23.5|    26.0|    18.6|    8.1|   44.5|      7.3
Arkansas .............|  66.3|    68.6|   51.5|    59.1|     66.4|     65.4|   75.3|    77.5|   65.8|    41.2|     72.9|     72.5|  13.3|    14.1|    8.4|   11.1|   24.6|      9.8|   16.7|    17.8|    10.2|    7.1|   32.6|     12.1
California ...........|  76.2|    81.1|   75.6|    45.0|     77.2|     71.4|   76.8|    83.3|   80.5|    46.7|     80.5|     67.5|  23.4|    25.4|   14.8|    7.1|   34.1|     11.1|   26.6|    29.8|    17.2|    7.7|   41.6|     11.4
                      |      |        |       |        |         |         |       |        |       |        |         |         |      |        |       |       |       |         |       |        |        |       |       |
Colorado .............|  84.4|    86.1|   80.8|    58.3|     78.3|     73.9|   86.9|    89.5|   84.4|    58.1|     81.8|     76.2|  27.0|    28.3|   17.1|    8.6|   32.1|     12.1|   32.7|    35.0|    20.5|   10.4|   42.8|     14.1
Connecticut ..........|  79.2|    80.9|   67.0|    53.5|     81.9|     68.9|   84.0|    86.3|   73.9|    58.5|     85.0|     67.8|  27.2|    28.5|   12.3|   12.1|   50.8|     12.5|   31.4|    33.5|    13.7|   11.3|   57.7|     15.7
Delaware .............|  77.5|    80.3|   63.2|    60.1|     86.1|     62.0|   82.6|    85.0|   74.2|    57.1|     88.1|     65.2|  21.4|    23.0|   10.6|   16.5|   55.9|     10.2|   25.0|    26.7|    14.4|   13.5|   61.8|     13.2
District of Columbia .|  73.1|    93.1|   63.8|    52.6|     80.2|     66.3|   77.8|    94.4|   70.4|    47.8|     81.9|     71.8|  33.3|    69.0|   15.3|   24.0|   50.9|     17.7|   39.1|    77.3|    17.5|   24.8|   58.2|     28.1
Florida ..............|  74.4|    77.0|   56.4|    57.2|     77.8|     68.2|   79.9|    82.5|   67.0|    63.3|     80.7|     73.5|  18.3|    19.3|    9.8|   14.2|   33.6|     11.5|   22.3|    23.8|    12.4|   17.5|   40.9|     14.9
                      |      |        |       |        |         |         |       |        |       |        |         |         |      |        |       |       |       |         |       |        |        |       |       |
Georgia ..............|  70.9|    74.9|   58.6|    66.2|     77.5|     71.6|   78.6|    81.8|   72.5|    48.5|     79.5|     73.9|  19.3|    21.8|   11.0|   20.5|   38.6|     12.5|   24.3|    27.4|    15.5|   13.6|   44.3|     18.1
Hawaii ...............|  80.1|    89.3|   94.2|    73.9|     74.7|     84.4|   84.6|    92.7|   92.9|    81.5|     79.9|     91.0|  22.9|    30.2|   15.2|   10.3|   19.4|     17.7|   26.2|    36.5|    21.0|   13.3|   26.6|     21.5
Idaho ................|  79.7|    80.9|   82.8|    43.4|     80.3|     68.1|   84.7|    86.6|   82.5|    44.4|     82.0|     75.6|  17.7|    18.0|   15.8|    6.6|   27.6|      7.2|   21.7|    22.3|    22.4|    6.6|   38.3|      9.5
Illinois .............|  76.2|    79.1|   65.2|    45.0|     83.9|     71.4|   81.4|    85.0|   73.0|    48.5|     86.9|     69.5|  21.0|    22.4|   11.4|    8.0|   49.8|     13.4|   26.1|    27.8|    14.7|    9.1|   57.7|     13.3
Indiana ..............|  75.6|    76.5|   65.4|    62.6|     85.8|     65.0|   82.1|    83.2|   74.9|    57.9|     86.2|     73.3|  15.6|    17.6|    9.3|   10.8|   53.1|      8.4|   19.4|    19.8|    12.1|   11.3|   58.0|     10.3
                      |      |        |       |        |         |         |       |        |       |        |         |         |      |        |       |       |       |         |       |        |        |       |       |
Iowa .................|  80.1|    80.3|   70.1|    64.2|     76.4|     67.6|   86.1|    86.9|   77.3|    52.3|     74.3|     76.9|  16.9|    16.7|   12.8|   13.7|   47.3|      9.7|   21.2|    21.3|    14.7|   11.0|   42.9|      9.9
Kansas ...............|  81.3|    82.4|   71.0|    58.1|     73.6|     75.4|   86.0|    87.8|   79.7|    51.7|     74.8|     81.3|  21.1|    21.7|   11.6|   10.1|   39.9|     10.8|   25.8|    26.9|    14.9|    9.7|   40.5|     14.9
Kentucky .............|  64.6|    64.7|   61.7|    74.0|     77.9|     59.8|   74.1|    74.2|   73.2|    59.1|     86.2|     72.5|  13.6|    13.9|    7.7|   18.9|   44.2|      8.0|   17.1|    17.4|    10.7|   13.0|   53.2|     13.9
Louisiana ............|  68.3|    74.2|   53.1|    67.6|     68.1|     49.1|   74.8|    80.0|   63.1|    69.0|     67.4|     60.5|  16.1|    18.7|    9.1|   16.6|   31.4|      5.5|   18.7|    21.8|    10.9|   19.5|   35.6|      9.2
Maine ................|  78.8|    78.9|   87.6|    83.8|     74.3|     69.9|   85.4|    85.5|   84.7|    79.2|     74.6|     76.0|  18.8|    18.8|   22.3|   23.6|   44.9|      7.7|   22.9|    22.9|    22.5|   21.6|   32.6|     12.1
                      |      |        |       |        |         |         |       |        |       |        |         |         |      |        |       |       |       |         |       |        |        |       |       |
Maryland .............|  78.4|    80.8|   70.6|    70.3|     84.8|     73.4|   83.8|    86.3|   78.9|    61.9|     85.5|     75.5|  26.5|    28.9|   16.1|   25.2|   50.3|     19.7|   31.4|    34.7|    20.3|   21.4|   55.0|     21.2
Massachusetts ........|  80.0|    81.2|   70.0|    52.0|     74.1|     71.1|   84.8|    86.8|   76.3|    57.3|     76.2|     72.5|  27.2|    27.7|   17.0|   13.6|   44.9|     14.9|   33.2|    34.3|    19.7|   14.1|   49.8|     19.2
Michigan .............|  76.8|    78.6|   64.9|    60.9|     83.3|     67.8|   83.4|    85.3|   74.1|    62.3|     85.6|     76.4|  17.4|    18.1|   10.1|   11.6|   54.1|      7.6|   21.8|    22.6|    12.8|   12.9|   61.0|     10.3
Minnesota ............|  82.4|    82.8|   76.2|    71.1|     69.7|     68.2|   87.9|    89.2|   79.0|    58.1|     71.1|     74.5|  21.8|    21.9|   17.5|   17.2|   33.5|      7.7|   27.4|    27.9|    18.7|   14.0|   36.3|      8.8
Mississippi ..........|  64.3|    71.7|   47.3|    67.7|     68.2|     57.4|   72.9|    78.9|   60.4|    59.1|     72.5|     64.0|  14.7|    17.2|    8.8|   17.1|   35.1|      8.1|   16.9|    20.0|    10.1|   12.1|   35.9|      9.1
                      |      |        |       |        |         |         |       |        |       |        |         |         |      |        |       |       |       |         |       |        |        |       |       |
Missouri .............|  73.9|    74.9|   65.1|    71.0|     81.5|     65.1|   81.3|    82.4|   73.9|    65.7|     82.2|     74.3|  17.8|    18.3|   11.2|   18.0|   47.3|     11.0|   21.6|    22.3|    13.2|   16.1|   51.5|     12.9
Montana ..............|  81.0|    81.7|   80.9|    66.4|     78.5|     68.1|   87.2|    87.8|   91.2|    78.0|     85.2|     75.5|  19.8|    20.3|   18.4|   10.9|   32.1|      7.9|   24.4|    25.1|    33.2|   15.4|   41.0|     10.5
Nebraska .............|  81.8|    82.4|   73.2|    60.0|     80.0|     69.0|   86.6|    88.2|   78.6|    46.6|     77.7|     75.9|  18.9|    19.2|   12.4|    9.4|   39.5|      8.8|   23.7|    24.4|    14.1|    8.5|   42.3|      8.8
Nevada ...............|  78.8|    80.9|   70.8|    53.7|     74.1|     69.8|   80.7|    83.9|   78.9|    47.3|     82.0|     75.2|  15.3|    15.9|    9.0|    7.0|   21.9|      8.0|   18.2|    19.3|    12.0|    6.4|   28.3|      8.6
New Hampshire ........|  82.2|    82.2|   86.1|    78.2|     82.7|     65.9|   87.4|    87.6|   84.4|    73.6|     84.9|     76.5|  24.4|    24.2|   25.7|   25.5|   26.1|     16.0|   28.7|    28.5|    27.8|   22.7|   54.6|     17.0
                      |      |        |       |        |         |         |       |        |       |        |         |         |      |        |       |       |       |         |       |        |        |       |       |
New Jersey ...........|  76.7|    78.6|   67.0|    53.9|     86.8|     66.9|   82.1|    84.7|   74.5|    59.5|     88.5|     70.4|  24.9|    25.8|   13.6|   10.8|   57.1|     14.8|   29.8|    31.0|    16.2|   12.5|   62.1|     16.4
New Mexico ...........|  75.1|    78.6|   74.7|    59.6|     80.8|     58.2|   78.9|    83.3|   79.4|    64.4|     83.1|     67.1|  20.4|    23.4|   14.2|    8.7|   38.7|      5.8|   23.5|    28.0|    18.8|   10.8|   44.7|      7.7
New York .............|  76.7|    78.5|   64.7|    50.4|     72.4|     65.2|   79.1|    84.0|   70.6|    55.0|     73.3|     66.4|  23.1|    25.3|   12.6|    9.3|   38.7|     13.4|   27.4|    30.5|    15.8|   11.5|   41.3|     14.4
North Carolina .......|  70.0|    73.1|   58.1|    71.0|     77.9|     51.5|   78.1|    81.2|   70.7|    44.5|     79.3|     62.7|  17.4|    19.3|    9.5|   17.9|   39.3|      7.9|   22.5|    25.0|    13.1|   10.5|   43.9|     10.4
North Dakota .........|  76.7|    76.9|   95.9|    75.2|     83.7|     64.3|   83.9|    84.2|   92.6|    73.0|     84.4|     74.8|  18.1|    18.3|   17.1|   15.9|   37.8|      8.3|   22.0|    22.4|    20.5|   16.3|   48.9|      9.7
                      |      |        |       |        |         |         |       |        |       |        |         |         |      |        |       |       |       |         |       |        |        |       |       |
Ohio .................|  75.7|    76.9|   64.6|    63.3|     83.5|     65.3|   83.0|    84.2|   73.9|    67.1|     86.6|     73.2|  17.0|    17.6|    9.1|   14.2|   53.2|      8.3|   21.1|    21.8|    11.9|   15.2|   58.6|     12.4
Oklahoma .............|  74.6|    75.7|   70.1|    55.9|     76.1|     68.1|   80.6|    82.1|   78.5|    50.9|     77.2|     76.5|  17.8|    18.7|   12.0|   10.5|   34.7|     10.8|   20.3|    21.5|    13.7|    9.6|   37.5|     13.2
Oregon ...............|  81.5|    82.3|   75.0|    53.0|     79.4|     71.0|   85.1|    87.1|   79.8|    48.8|     79.5|     77.5|  20.6|    20.8|    9.1|   10.1|   32.3|      8.3|   25.1|    25.7|    17.8|    9.6|   38.7|     12.2
Pennsylvania .........|  74.7|    75.9|   63.5|    52.2|     77.1|     67.8|   81.9|    83.4|   71.8|    56.9|     78.4|     73.2|  17.9|    18.5|   10.0|   11.8|   45.2|     12.0|   22.4|    23.1|    12.0|   12.0|   49.2|     13.2
Rhode Island .........|  72.0|    73.0|   65.9|    46.8|     59.6|     64.5|   78.0|    80.1|   71.0|    50.4|     69.2|     68.3|  21.3|    21.8|   12.7|    8.9|   30.6|      8.3|   25.6|    26.8|    16.7|    8.6|   36.4|     14.1
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South Carolina .......|  68.3|    73.6|   53.3|    71.8|     77.4|     62.5|   76.3|    80.9|   64.9|    56.4|     79.5|     64.2|  16.6|    19.8|    7.6|   19.8|   34.4|     10.9|   20.4|    24.2|     9.9|   14.1|   40.8|     11.2
South Dakota .........|  77.1|    77.8|   82.2|    71.3|     74.3|     62.5|   84.6|    85.7|   84.1|    64.9|     72.3|     70.9|  17.2|    17.6|   24.1|   13.4|   33.1|      6.8|   21.5|    22.3|    19.3|   11.7|   39.6|      8.5
Tennessee ............|  67.1|    68.2|   59.4|    71.5|     79.3|     63.1|   75.9|    77.0|   70.8|    55.4|     82.1|     74.9|  16.0|    16.7|   10.2|   21.9|   42.6|     10.5|   19.6|    20.5|    12.9|   14.1|   47.8|     14.8
Texas ................|  72.1|    76.2|   66.1|    44.6|     79.1|     70.9|   75.7|    79.5|   75.8|    49.3|     80.7|     71.5|  20.3|    22.6|   12.0|    7.3|   41.3|     13.9|   23.2|    25.8|    15.3|    8.9|   47.8|     15.7
Utah .................|  85.1|    86.2|   77.0|    61.0|     80.7|     59.3|   87.7|    89.9|   83.2|    56.5|     79.9|     68.7|  22.3|    22.7|   15.9|    9.1|   29.4|      6.4|   26.1|    27.1|    19.8|    9.8|   36.4|      9.1
                      |      |        |       |        |         |         |       |        |       |        |         |         |      |        |       |       |       |         |       |        |        |       |       |
Vermont ..............|  80.8|    80.8|   82.9|    84.7|     87.1|     66.8|   86.4|    86.6|   84.2|    85.6|     78.4|     76.9|  24.3|    24.2|   30.5|   28.2|   52.1|     11.1|   29.4|    29.5|    34.8|   36.8|   46.7|     18.1
Virginia .............|  75.2|    78.3|   60.3|    70.5|     82.1|     70.7|   81.5|    84.3|   71.6|    62.9|     84.2|     78.5|  24.5|    27.0|   11.1|   22.4|   40.2|     14.7|   29.5|    32.3|    15.1|   20.7|   48.8|     19.6
Washington ...........|  83.8|    85.0|   81.2|    56.7|     77.3|     72.3|   87.1|    89.3|   84.0|    53.0|     80.5|     77.4|  22.9|    23.3|   15.4|   11.0|   30.2|      9.1|   27.7|    28.5|    19.4|   11.1|   36.8|     12.4
West Virginia ........|  66.0|    66.0|   64.7|    70.3|     88.8|     57.9|   75.2|    75.1|   76.6|    74.2|     90.3|     73.5|  12.3|    12.2|   10.9|   17.6|   63.3|      6.5|   14.8|    14.7|    11.5|   19.7|   63.9|     12.8
Wisconsin ............|  78.6|    79.6|   61.3|    54.1|     71.5|     66.8|   85.1|    86.6|   68.5|    54.6|     73.2|     77.3|  17.7|    18.1|    8.3|   10.0|   40.4|      5.5|   22.4|    23.0|    10.5|   11.4|   43.0|     10.4
Wyoming ..............|  83.0|    83.9|   81.2|    59.3|     77.5|     68.2|   87.9|    88.8|   86.7|    66.3|     82.4|     77.2|  18.8|    19.3|    9.5|    4.8|   28.6|      6.2|   21.9|    22.6|    18.6|    7.8|   36.3|      8.1
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\1\Includes persons of Hispanic origin.
\2\Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, 1990 Decennial Census, Minority Economic Profiles; 2000 Decennial Census, Summary File 3; and unpublished data. (This table was prepared June 2003.)