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Digest of Education Statistics: 2006
Digest of Education Statistics: 2006

NCES 2007-017
July 2007


Table 12. Educational attainment of persons 25 years old and over, by race/ethnicity and state: April 1990 and April 2000 
State Percent with high school completion or higher Percent with bachelor's degree or higher
1990 2000 1990 2000
 Total White1  Black1   Hispanic2   Asian/ 
  Pacific 
 Islander1 
 American 
  Indian/ 
  Alaska 
  Native1 
 Total White1  Black1   Hispanic2   Asian/ 
  Pacific 
 Islander1 
 American 
  Indian/ 
  Alaska 
  Native1 
 Total White1  Black1   Hispanic2   Asian/ 
  Pacific 
 Islander1 
 American 
  Indian/ 
  Alaska 
  Native1 
 Total White1  Black1   Hispanic2   Asian/ 
  Pacific 
 Islander1 
 American 
  Indian/ 
  Alaska 
  Native1 
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
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
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 tabulations. (This table was prepared June 2003.)