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Table 11. Educational attainment of persons 18 years old and over, by state: 2000 and 2005
State Percent of 18- to
24-year-olds who were
high school completers1 
Percent of population, 25 years old and over, by education level
2000 2005 2000 2005
Less than high school completion High school completion or higher Bachelor's or
higher degree
Less than high school completion High school completion or higher Bachelor's or higher degree
Total Bachelor's degree  Graduate or  professional  degree Total Bachelor's degree Graduate or professional degree
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
United States 74.7 (0.02) 80.4 (0.16) 19.6 80.4 24.4 15.5 8.9 15.8 (0.03) 84.2 (0.06) 27.2 (0.04) 17.2 (0.03) 10.0 (0.02)
Alabama 72.2 (0.15) 77.6 (1.23) 24.7 75.3 19.0 12.1 6.9 19.7 (0.26) 80.3 (0.49) 21.4 (0.26) 13.5 (0.21) 7.9 (0.16)
Alaska 76.9 (0.40) 76.9 (2.55) 11.7 88.3 24.7 16.1 8.6 9.0 (0.41) 91.0 (1.21) 27.3 (0.68) 17.2 (0.55) 10.1 (0.40)
Arizona 69.2 (0.19) 77.7 (1.19) 19.0 81.0 23.5 15.1 8.4 16.2 (0.24) 83.8 (0.48) 25.6 (0.26) 16.2 (0.22) 9.3 (0.15)
Arkansas 75.4 (0.19) 80.3 (1.49) 24.7 75.3 16.7 11.0 5.7 19.0 (0.29) 81.0 (0.54) 18.9 (0.29) 12.6 (0.24) 6.3 (0.16)
California 70.7 (0.07) 79.6 (0.50) 23.2 76.8 26.6 17.1 9.5 19.9 (0.11) 80.1 (0.20) 29.5 (0.11) 18.9 (0.09) 10.6 (0.07)
                                       
Colorado 75.1 (0.15) 80.4 (1.30) 13.1 86.9 32.7 21.6 11.1 11.3 (0.22) 88.7 (0.49) 35.5 (0.29) 23.1 (0.23) 12.3 (0.18)
Connecticut 78.2 (0.21) 84.5 (1.61) 16.0 84.0 31.4 18.1 13.3 12.1 (0.25) 87.9 (0.56) 34.9 (0.35) 20.0 (0.27) 15.0 (0.22)
Delaware 77.6 (0.41) 76.5 (2.94) 17.4 82.6 25.0 15.6 9.4 14.4 (0.50) 85.6 (1.04) 27.6 (0.58) 16.4 (0.42) 11.1 (0.40)
District of Columbia 79.4 (0.40) 83.1 (4.01) 22.2 77.8 39.1 18.1 21.0 16.4 (0.69) 83.6 (1.32) 45.3 (0.97) 20.0 (0.66) 25.2 (0.70)
Florida 71.7 (0.11) 79.4 (0.66) 20.1 79.9 22.3 14.2 8.1 15.4 (0.13) 84.6 (0.26) 25.1 (0.14) 16.3 (0.11) 8.8 (0.08)
                                       
Georgia 70.0 (0.15) 75.9 (1.01) 21.4 78.6 24.3 16.0 8.3 17.2 (0.20) 82.8 (0.38) 27.1 (0.23) 17.6 (0.19) 9.5 (0.13)
Hawaii 85.8 (0.25) 91.7 (2.36) 15.4 84.6 26.2 17.8 8.4 11.9 (0.36) 88.1 (0.86) 27.9 (0.49) 18.8 (0.40) 9.1 (0.29)
Idaho 77.3 (0.25) 80.4 (1.93) 15.3 84.7 21.7 14.9 6.8 13.3 (0.37) 86.7 (0.83) 23.3 (0.44) 15.9 (0.36) 7.4 (0.26)
Illinois 76.0 (0.09) 82.1 (0.81) 18.6 81.4 26.1 16.6 9.5 14.3 (0.15) 85.7 (0.29) 29.2 (0.18) 18.3 (0.14) 10.9 (0.11)
Indiana 76.5 (0.15) 78.5 (1.02) 17.9 82.1 19.4 12.2 7.2 14.7 (0.18) 85.3 (0.37) 21.3 (0.20) 13.5 (0.16) 7.7 (0.12)
                                       
Iowa 81.4 (0.16) 83.8 (1.43) 13.9 86.1 21.2 14.7 6.5 10.4 (0.19) 89.6 (0.50) 23.8 (0.26) 16.5 (0.22) 7.3 (0.15)
Kansas 78.3 (0.18) 84.2 (1.40) 14.0 86.0 25.8 17.1 8.7 11.3 (0.25) 88.7 (0.59) 28.2 (0.33) 18.6 (0.26) 9.6 (0.20)
Kentucky 74.9 (0.15) 79.1 (1.33) 25.9 74.1 17.1 10.2 6.9 21.0 (0.28) 79.0 (0.46) 19.3 (0.22) 11.5 (0.17) 7.8 (0.15)
Louisiana 72.3 (0.15) 77.7 (1.36) 25.2 74.8 18.7 12.2 6.5 19.5 (0.28) 80.5 (0.52) 20.6 (0.26) 13.4 (0.21) 7.1 (0.16)
Maine 78.9 (0.28) 83.0 (2.21) 14.6 85.4 22.9 15.0 7.9 11.0 (0.30) 89.0 (0.74) 25.6 (0.43) 17.0 (0.36) 8.6 (0.24)
                                       
Maryland 79.6 (0.16) 82.9 (1.30) 16.2 83.8 31.4 18.0 13.4 13.0 (0.22) 87.0 (0.46) 34.5 (0.28) 19.3 (0.21) 15.2 (0.18)
Massachusetts 82.2 (0.13) 84.1 (1.32) 15.2 84.8 33.2 19.5 13.7 12.0 (0.19) 88.0 (0.43) 36.9 (0.25) 21.1 (0.19) 15.7 (0.17)
Michigan 76.5 (0.10) 82.7 (0.79) 16.6 83.4 21.8 13.7 8.1 13.0 (0.14) 87.0 (0.32) 24.7 (0.16) 15.1 (0.13) 9.5 (0.10)
Minnesota 79.3 (0.13) 84.0 (1.01) 12.1 87.9 27.4 19.1 8.3 9.1 (0.14) 90.9 (0.38) 30.7 (0.23) 21.0 (0.18) 9.7 (0.14)
Mississippi 71.3 (0.18) 75.1 (1.47) 27.1 72.9 16.9 11.1 5.8 21.5 (0.34) 78.5 (0.59) 18.7 (0.30) 12.2 (0.24) 6.5 (0.18)
                                       
Missouri 76.5 (0.13) 80.8 (1.08) 18.7 81.3 21.6 14.0 7.6 15.0 (0.18) 85.0 (0.41) 24.0 (0.22) 15.4 (0.18) 8.6 (0.13)
Montana 78.6 (0.31) 84.6 (2.50) 12.8 87.2 24.4 17.2 7.2 9.3 (0.34) 90.7 (0.91) 26.5 (0.51) 18.4 (0.41) 8.0 (0.30)
Nebraska 80.0 (0.21) 84.0 (1.82) 13.4 86.6 23.7 16.4 7.3 10.5 (0.26) 89.5 (0.63) 27.3 (0.34) 18.8 (0.28) 8.5 (0.20)
Nevada 66.7 (0.32) 74.8 (1.85) 19.3 80.7 18.2 12.1 6.1 17.2 (0.41) 82.8 (0.74) 20.6 (0.36) 14.0 (0.30) 6.6 (0.19)
New Hampshire 77.8 (0.29) 82.4 (2.45) 12.6 87.4 28.7 18.7 10.0 10.1 (0.32) 89.9 (0.79) 31.8 (0.50) 20.1 (0.39) 11.7 (0.31)
                                       
New Jersey 76.3 (0.14) 84.2 (1.07) 17.9 82.1 29.8 18.8 11.0 13.7 (0.17) 86.3 (0.34) 34.2 (0.21) 21.7 (0.15) 12.5 (0.14)
New Mexico 70.5 (0.24) 76.9 (1.94) 21.1 78.9 23.5 13.7 9.8 18.0 (0.41) 82.0 (0.72) 25.1 (0.41) 14.2 (0.31) 10.9 (0.27)
New York 76.1 (0.09) 80.9 (0.66) 20.9 79.1 27.4 15.6 11.8 15.7 (0.12) 84.3 (0.25) 31.3 (0.15) 17.9 (0.11) 13.4 (0.10)
North Carolina 74.2 (0.11) 78.0 (0.99) 21.9 78.1 22.5 15.3 7.2 17.7 (0.19) 82.3 (0.35) 25.1 (0.19) 17.1 (0.15) 8.0 (0.11)
North Dakota 84.4 (0.24) 88.1 (2.59) 16.1 83.9 22.0 16.5 5.5 11.8 (0.38) 88.2 (1.05) 25.5 (0.58) 18.7 (0.49) 6.7 (0.32)
                                       
Ohio 76.8 (0.09) 81.3 (0.79) 17.0 83.0 21.1 13.7 7.4 13.7 (0.13) 86.3 (0.28) 23.3 (0.15) 14.8 (0.12) 8.5 (0.09)
Oklahoma 74.8 (0.16) 79.2 (1.24) 19.4 80.6 20.3 13.5 6.8 15.7 (0.25) 84.3 (0.51) 22.4 (0.27) 15.2 (0.22) 7.2 (0.15)
Oregon 74.2 (0.17) 80.8 (1.45) 14.9 85.1 25.1 16.4 8.7 12.5 (0.24) 87.5 (0.51) 27.7 (0.27) 17.8 (0.21) 10.0 (0.17)
Pennsylvania 79.8 (0.09) 83.8 (0.80) 18.1 81.9 22.4 14.0 8.4 13.3 (0.12) 86.7 (0.27) 25.7 (0.16) 15.9 (0.12) 9.8 (0.10)
Rhode Island 81.3 (0.32) 82.4 (2.96) 22.0 78.0 25.6 15.9 9.7 16.5 (0.51) 83.5 (1.01) 29.3 (0.59) 17.9 (0.46) 11.5 (0.36)
                                       
South Carolina 74.3 (0.18) 78.0 (1.40) 23.7 76.3 20.4 13.5 6.9 18.3 (0.27) 81.7 (0.47) 23.0 (0.26) 15.0 (0.21) 7.9 (0.15)
South Dakota 78.2 (0.33) 81.2 (2.07) 15.4 84.6 21.5 15.5 6.0 11.4 (0.36) 88.6 (0.93) 24.7 (0.54) 17.6 (0.45) 7.0 (0.29)
Tennessee 75.1 (0.16) 80.5 (1.11) 24.1 75.9 19.6 12.8 6.8 18.8 (0.21) 81.2 (0.40) 21.8 (0.21) 14.1 (0.18) 7.6 (0.12)
Texas 68.6 (0.08) 76.5 (0.53) 24.3 75.7 23.2 15.6 7.6 21.2 (0.14) 78.8 (0.23) 25.1 (0.12) 17.0 (0.10) 8.2 (0.07)
Utah 80.3 (0.16) 84.7 (1.57) 12.3 87.7 26.1 17.8 8.3 9.9 (0.28) 90.1 (0.67) 27.9 (0.37) 19.2 (0.31) 8.7 (0.20)
                                       
Vermont 83.0 (0.28) 85.6 (3.08) 13.6 86.4 29.4 18.3 11.1 10.5 (0.40) 89.5 (0.99) 32.5 (0.62) 20.2 (0.48) 12.3 (0.40)
Virginia 79.4 (0.13) 82.5 (1.06) 18.5 81.5 29.5 17.9 11.6 14.6 (0.17) 85.4 (0.37) 33.2 (0.22) 19.8 (0.17) 13.4 (0.14)
Washington 75.3 (0.16) 79.5 (1.05) 12.9 87.1 27.7 18.4 9.3 11.2 (0.18) 88.8 (0.40) 30.1 (0.22) 19.6 (0.16) 10.5 (0.15)
West Virginia 78.2 (0.22) 82.0 (1.93) 24.8 75.2 14.8 8.9 5.9 18.8 (0.34) 81.2 (0.69) 16.9 (0.32) 10.2 (0.25) 6.8 (0.20)
Wisconsin 78.9 (0.13) 84.4 (1.01) 14.9 85.1 22.4 15.2 7.2 11.2 (0.15) 88.8 (0.34) 25.0 (0.19) 16.8 (0.15) 8.1 (0.11)
Wyoming 79.0 (0.41) 82.1 (2.77) 12.1 87.9 21.9 14.9 7.0 8.7 (0.46) 91.3 (1.26) 23.2 (0.70) 15.5 (0.55) 7.7 (0.42)
1 High school completers include diploma recipients and those completing through alternative credentials, such as a GED.
NOTE: Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Standard errors appear in parentheses.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, retrieved October 11, 2006, from http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DatasetMainPage
Servlet?_ds_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U&_program=DEC&_lang=en; Census Briefs, Educational Attainment: 2000; and 2005 American Community Survey, American FactFinder, retrieved October 10, 2006, from http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DatasetMainPage
Servlet?_program=ACS&_submenuId=&_lang=en&_ts=. (This table was prepared October 2006.)

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