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Table 13. Educational attainment of persons 25 years old and over for the 25 largest states, by sex: 2006
State Number of persons 25 years old and over (in thousands) Percent with high school completion or higher Percent with bachelor's or higher degree
Total Males Females Total Male Female Total Male Female
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
United States1  195,981 (90.7) 94,361 (56.0) 101,620 (52.6) 84.1 (0.04) 83.5 (0.05) 84.6 (0.05) 27.0 (0.05) 27.9 (0.06) 26.2 (0.07)
Alabama 3,024 (8.5) 1,425 (6.4) 1,599 (5.4) 80.0 (0.34) 79.1 (0.44) 80.8 (0.40) 21.0 (0.29) 21.7 (0.38) 20.3 (0.32)
Arizona 3,970 (7.9) 1,953 (4.9) 2,018 (5.7) 83.6 (0.24) 82.8 (0.32) 84.4 (0.29) 25.5 (0.30) 26.4 (0.42) 24.6 (0.35)
California 23,112 (24.2) 11,358 (17.1) 11,753 (12.5) 80.1 (0.10) 79.9 (0.14) 80.3 (0.11) 29.1 (0.11) 30.1 (0.13) 28.1 (0.15)
Colorado 3,120 (8.3) 1,548 (6.0) 1,571 (5.5) 88.1 (0.21) 87.5 (0.34) 88.8 (0.27) 34.5 (0.28) 35.6 (0.36) 33.5 (0.37)
Florida 12,464 (10.5) 5,983 (7.6) 6,481 (7.8) 84.7 (0.14) 83.9 (0.19) 85.4 (0.15) 25.3 (0.16) 26.9 (0.22) 23.8 (0.18)
                                     
Georgia 5,963 (10.5) 2,863 (7.5) 3,100 (6.2) 82.3 (0.18) 81.1 (0.30) 83.4 (0.20) 26.4 (0.20) 26.7 (0.24) 26.2 (0.27)
Illinois 8,341 (13.6) 4,009 (9.7) 4,332 (8.7) 85.0 (0.17) 84.7 (0.22) 85.3 (0.22) 28.8 (0.22) 29.8 (0.29) 27.9 (0.25)
Indiana 4,109 (8.9) 1,976 (6.6) 2,134 (5.9) 85.3 (0.20) 84.7 (0.27) 85.9 (0.28) 21.8 (0.24) 22.7 (0.30) 21.0 (0.30)
Louisiana 2,746 (8.3) 1,295 (6.1) 1,451 (5.6) 79.1 (0.33) 77.7 (0.41) 80.3 (0.41) 20.0 (0.27) 19.7 (0.39) 20.2 (0.35)
Maryland 3,719 (8.2) 1,746 (4.9) 1,973 (6.5) 87.2 (0.18) 86.4 (0.29) 87.9 (0.24) 35.3 (0.28) 36.2 (0.36) 34.4 (0.34)
                                     
Massachusetts 4,340 (8.3) 2,054 (5.4) 2,286 (5.3) 88.0 (0.23) 87.4 (0.30) 88.5 (0.28) 36.7 (0.28) 37.9 (0.35) 35.7 (0.33)
Michigan 6,648 (14.6) 3,207 (9.2) 3,440 (9.8) 87.3 (0.17) 86.4 (0.25) 88.0 (0.22) 24.6 (0.24) 25.5 (0.29) 23.9 (0.26)
Minnesota 3,397 (11.6) 1,663 (8.1) 1,734 (8.0) 90.7 (0.23) 89.8 (0.30) 91.4 (0.27) 30.2 (0.39) 30.8 (0.49) 29.7 (0.43)
Missouri 3,838 (11.8) 1,826 (6.0) 2,012 (8.4) 84.9 (0.22) 84.6 (0.30) 85.3 (0.27) 24.0 (0.27) 24.7 (0.34) 23.4 (0.35)
New Jersey 5,867 (9.8) 2,797 (7.4) 3,070 (6.9) 85.9 (0.18) 85.4 (0.26) 86.3 (0.22) 33.3 (0.23) 35.0 (0.27) 31.8 (0.29)
                                     
New York 12,846 (15.9) 6,052 (10.7) 6,794 (10.9) 84.1 (0.15) 83.9 (0.21) 84.2 (0.19) 31.1 (0.15) 31.8 (0.21) 30.5 (0.18)
North Carolina 5,838 (11.3) 2,777 (7.9) 3,061 (6.8) 82.1 (0.21) 80.6 (0.32) 83.5 (0.23) 24.8 (0.23) 25.0 (0.27) 24.5 (0.30)
Ohio 7,596 (13.6) 3,620 (7.6) 3,975 (8.9) 86.3 (0.14) 86.2 (0.18) 86.4 (0.17) 22.9 (0.17) 24.0 (0.22) 21.8 (0.21)
Pennsylvania 8,423 (14.6) 3,992 (10.9) 4,431 (9.9) 86.3 (0.17) 86.2 (0.22) 86.3 (0.20) 25.5 (0.19) 26.7 (0.25) 24.5 (0.21)
South Carolina 2,849 (6.2) 1,349 (5.3) 1,499 (3.9) 81.5 (0.31) 80.5 (0.44) 82.3 (0.35) 22.9 (0.30) 23.7 (0.39) 22.1 (0.37)
                                     
Tennessee 4,040 (9.1) 1,927 (6.4) 2,113 (5.6) 80.8 (0.24) 80.1 (0.34) 81.4 (0.31) 22.0 (0.26) 22.9 (0.30) 21.2 (0.35)
Texas 14,557 (16.6) 7,104 (12.6) 7,453 (11.7) 78.6 (0.15) 78.0 (0.19) 79.1 (0.17) 24.7 (0.15) 25.7 (0.20) 23.8 (0.17)
Virginia 5,078 (10.5) 2,425 (7.1) 2,653 (6.8) 85.3 (0.22) 84.7 (0.27) 85.9 (0.29) 32.8 (0.25) 33.5 (0.29) 32.0 (0.36)
Washington 4,246 (8.7) 2,079 (5.4) 2,167 (6.0) 88.9 (0.20) 88.8 (0.25) 89.0 (0.26) 30.3 (0.29) 31.8 (0.35) 28.9 (0.34)
Wisconsin 3,681 (13.5) 1,801 (9.4) 1,880 (6.8) 88.4 (0.22) 87.6 (0.33) 89.2 (0.24) 25.5 (0.29) 25.5 (0.39) 25.5 (0.36)
1 Total includes all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
NOTE: Standard errors appear in parentheses. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, 2006 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) data. (This table was prepared August 2008.)

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