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Table 13. Educational attainment of persons 25 years old and over, for the 25 largest states, by sex: 2004
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                  |  Number of persons 25 years old and over |Percent with high school completion|     Percent with bachelor's
                  |              (in thousands)              |               or higher           |         or higher degree
State             |__________________________________________|___________________________________|________________________________
                  |         Total|        Males|      Females|      Total|      Male |     Female|     Total|     Male |    Female
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1                 |            2 |           3 |           4 |         5 |         6 |         7 |        8 |        9 |       10
__________________|______________|_____________|_____________|___________|___________|___________|__________|__________|__________
   United States .|186,877(225.3)|89,558(260.6)|97,319(264.6)|85.2 (0.09)|84.8 (0.13)|85.4 (0.12)|27.7(0.11)|29.4(0.17)|26.1(0.15)
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Alabama ..........|  2,891 (58.7)| 1,353 (40.3)| 1,537 (42.9)|82.4 (0.73)|81.9 (1.09)|82.9 (0.97)|22.3(0.79)|25.2(1.22)|19.7(1.03)
Arizona ..........|  3,510 (64.6)| 1,702 (45.1)| 1,808 (46.5)|84.4 (0.79)|84.0 (1.16)|84.8 (1.09)|28.0(0.97)|29.3(1.40)|26.7(1.34)
California .......| 22,096(155.6)|10,762(111.4)|11,334(114.1)|81.3 (0.36)|81.2 (0.55)|81.3 (0.55)|31.7(0.43)|34.4(0.67)|29.1(0.61)
Colorado .........|  2,856 (58.3)| 1,401 (41.0)| 1,456 (41.8)|88.3 (0.55)|87.8 (0.79)|88.9 (0.73)|35.5(0.79)|36.0(1.16)|35.2(1.16)
Florida ..........| 11,489(114.9)| 5,481 (80.4)| 6,008 (84.1)|85.9 (0.43)|85.6 (0.61)|86.3 (0.55)|26.0(0.49)|29.3(0.79)|23.0(0.67)
                  |              |             |             |           |           |           |          |          |
Georgia ..........|  5,525 (80.7)| 2,645 (56.2)| 2,880 (58.6)|85.2 (0.67)|84.7 (1.03)|85.6 (0.97)|27.6(0.85)|26.5(1.28)|28.7(1.22)
Illinois .........|  8,090 (97.1)| 3,895 (68.0)| 4,196 (70.5)|86.8 (0.43)|87.0 (0.61)|86.7 (0.61)|27.4(0.55)|28.6(0.85)|26.3(0.79)
Indiana ..........|  4,010 (69.0)| 1,921 (47.9)| 2,089 (50.0)|87.2 (0.55)|86.6 (0.85)|87.7 (0.79)|21.1(0.67)|21.5(0.97)|20.7(0.91)
Kentucky .........|  2,754 (57.3)| 1,317 (39.7)| 1,437 (41.5)|81.8 (0.73)|82.3 (1.03)|81.3 (1.03)|21.0(0.79)|22.6(1.16)|19.5(1.03)
Louisiana ........|  2,758 (57.3)| 1,296 (39.4)| 1,462 (41.9)|78.7 (0.91)|78.1 (1.28)|79.2 (1.22)|22.4(0.91)|24.5(1.34)|20.5(1.22)
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Maryland .........|  3,609 (65.5)| 1,688 (45.0)| 1,922 (48.0)|87.4 (0.61)|85.2 (0.97)|89.3 (0.79)|35.2(0.91)|37.1(1.34)|33.4(1.22)
Massachusetts ....|  4,344 (71.7)| 2,033 (49.3)| 2,311 (52.5)|86.9 (0.55)|88.3 (0.79)|85.7 (0.79)|36.7(0.79)|39.8(1.16)|34.0(1.03)
Michigan .........|  6,444 (87.0)| 3,040 (60.2)| 3,404 (63.6)|87.9 (0.43)|88.4 (0.67)|87.4 (0.61)|24.4(0.61)|26.4(0.91)|22.6(0.79)
Minnesota ........|  3,337 (63.0)| 1,665 (44.7)| 1,672 (44.7)|92.3 (0.43)|91.4 (0.67)|93.2 (0.61)|32.5(0.79)|32.4(1.09)|32.6(1.09)
Missouri .........|  3,698 (66.3)| 1,763 (45.9)| 1,935 (48.1)|87.9 (0.61)|87.5 (0.85)|88.3 (0.79)|28.1(0.79)|31.0(1.22)|25.5(1.09)
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New Jersey .......|  5,655 (81.6)| 2,687 (56.6)| 2,969 (59.5)|87.6 (0.49)|87.8 (0.67)|87.3 (0.67)|34.6(0.67)|37.9(0.97)|31.7(0.91)
New York .........| 12,508(119.6)| 5,829 (82.8)| 6,679 (88.5)|85.4 (0.36)|85.1 (0.55)|85.7 (0.49)|30.6(0.49)|31.0(0.73)|30.2(0.67)
North Carolina ...|  5,313 (79.2)| 2,556 (55.2)| 2,757 (57.3)|80.9 (0.67)|79.6 (1.03)|82.2 (0.91)|23.4(0.73)|24.3(1.09)|22.6(1.03)
Ohio .............|  7,362 (92.8)| 3,474 (64.3)| 3,888 (67.9)|88.1 (0.43)|87.9 (0.61)|88.2 (0.61)|24.6(0.55)|26.7(0.85)|22.7(0.79)
Pennsylvania .....|  8,272 (98.2)| 3,892 (68.0)| 4,380 (72.0)|86.5 (0.43)|86.7 (0.61)|86.4 (0.55)|25.3(0.55)|27.9(0.79)|22.9(0.73)
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Tennessee ........|  3,972 (68.6)| 1,943 (48.2)| 2,029 (49.3)|82.9 (0.73)|81.9 (1.09)|83.9 (1.03)|24.3(0.85)|25.7(1.28)|23.0(1.22)
Texas ............| 13,356(123.4)| 6,479 (87.2)| 6,877 (89.8)|78.3 (0.49)|78.3 (0.67)|78.3 (0.67)|24.5(0.49)|26.3(0.73)|22.8(0.67)
Virginia .........|  4,865 (75.8)| 2,373 (53.2)| 2,492 (54.5)|88.4 (0.61)|87.1 (0.91)|89.6 (0.79)|33.1(0.85)|35.5(1.28)|30.8(1.22)
Washington .......|  4,029 (69.1)| 1,980 (48.7)| 2,049 (49.5)|89.7 (0.61)|89.3 (0.91)|90.2 (0.85)|29.9(0.91)|32.3(1.34)|27.5(1.34)
Wisconsin ........|  3,540 (64.9)| 1,721 (45.4)| 1,819 (46.7)|88.8 (0.55)|88.2 (0.79)|89.3 (0.73)|25.6(0.73)|25.6(1.03)|25.6(1.03)
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NOTE: Standard errors appear in parentheses. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Reports, "Educational Attainment in the United States", 2004. Retrieved on March 25, 2005 from http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/education/cps2004.html. (This table was prepared April 2005.)