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Table 302.70. Percentage of 18- to 24-year-olds enrolled in degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by race/ethnicity and state: 2004
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
State Total White Black Hispanic Asian Pacific
Islander
American Indian/
Alaska Native
Two or
more races
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
United States 34.3   (0.27) 37.4   (0.35) 29.0   (0.70) 23.4   (0.56) 55.7   (1.40) 25.6   (5.97) 21.5   (2.60) 35.5   (2.18)
Alabama 33.2   (2.12) 36.0   (2.68) 29.7   (3.78)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Alaska 24.8   (4.87) 29.4   (6.43)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Arizona 33.2   (1.84) 42.4   (2.70) 39.5   (10.77) 21.1   (2.69) 70.7   (12.36)   (†) 15.5 ! (5.33)   (†)
Arkansas 30.8   (2.67) 30.6   (3.15) 33.8   (6.12) 22.1 ! (10.40)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
California 38.8   (0.78) 45.0   (1.33) 36.8   (3.12) 28.4   (1.08) 59.1   (2.31)   (†) 39.8   (10.90) 53.2   (5.77)
                                                 
Colorado 35.2   (2.12) 40.1   (2.71) 19.2 ! (8.20) 23.6   (3.75) 58.2   (11.95)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Connecticut 36.8   (2.76) 44.8   (3.49) 14.3 ! (5.76) 18.6 ! (5.74)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Delaware 34.5   (5.14) 39.1   (6.62) 27.6 ! (10.09)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
District of Columbia 32.2   (7.03) 47.1   (13.59) 23.8 ! (9.14)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Florida 33.6   (1.15) 37.2   (1.60) 29.9   (2.53) 26.6   (2.22) 54.0   (8.54)   (†)   (†) 32.5 ! (10.55)
                                                 
Georgia 24.5   (1.38) 28.0   (1.98) 21.0   (2.25) 10.9   (3.17) 47.8   (9.78)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Hawaii 33.0   (4.16) 27.4 ! (8.38)   (†) 25.8 ! (12.37) 47.2   (8.09)   (†)   (†) 29.2   (8.0)
Idaho 32.3   (3.57) 33.6   (3.93)   (†) 17.3 ! (8.46)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Illinois 36.8   (1.31) 40.9   (1.74) 31.7   (3.06) 22.0   (2.61) 62.3   (6.96)   (†)   (†) 63.8   (15.21)
Indiana 30.9   (1.80) 32.7   (2.03) 24.3   (5.49) 14.6 ! (5.32) 65.7   (16.74)   (†)   (†)   (†)
                                                 
Iowa 35.4   (2.68) 37.1   (2.87)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Kansas 39.9   (2.82) 40.9   (3.08) 38.3 ! (14.43) 25.2 ! (9.47)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Kentucky 31.9   (2.25) 32.7   (2.42) 30.8   (8.39)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Louisiana 34.1   (2.04) 36.3   (2.72) 28.9   (3.27) 34.9 ! (11.94) 52.2 ! (16.46)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Maine 34.0   (4.20) 33.6   (4.32)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
                                                 
Maryland 36.3   (2.02) 39.7   (2.82) 31.1   (3.51) 20.7   (5.90) 63.2   (9.06)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Massachusetts 37.2   (2.02) 39.6   (2.38) 29.8   (6.74) 18.9   (4.93) 58.4   (9.24)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Michigan 37.7   (1.48) 40.4   (1.72) 27.5   (3.54) 23.7   (5.76) 56.6   (10.90)   (†)   (†) 38.1   (11.40)
Minnesota 34.1   (2.02) 35.1   (2.22) 44.1   (9.93) 15.5 ! (7.58) 29.7 ! (9.26)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Mississippi 31.7   (2.53) 36.1   (3.55) 26.8   (3.69)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
                                                 
Missouri 33.7   (1.88) 35.3   (2.12) 29.3   (4.99) 17.1 ! (7.30)   (†)   (†)   (†) 30.9 ! (14.94)
Montana 27.5   (4.38) 29.0   (4.79)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Nebraska 39.2   (3.47) 42.6   (3.89)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Nevada 23.5   (2.76) 34.2   (4.29)   (†) 7.8 ! (3.21) 37.1 ! (14.0)   (†)   (†)   (†)
New Hampshire 35.8   (4.36) 35.7   (4.53)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
                                                 
New Jersey 39.1   (1.71) 45.3   (2.35) 35.3   (4.41) 25.1   (3.27) 45.9   (6.78)   (†)   (†) 28.9 ! (11.49)
New Mexico 33.5   (3.18) 42.3   (5.68)   (†) 29.8   (4.36)   (†)   (†) 21.9 ! (8.84)   (†)
New York 39.0   (1.12) 43.2   (1.55) 34.8   (2.65) 24.7   (2.19) 64.9   (4.34)   (†)   (†) 30.9 ! (11.17)
North Carolina 33.2   (1.65) 38.8   (2.15) 26.6   (3.15) 10.3 ! (3.56) 43.8 ! (13.98)   (†)   (†) 44.7 ! (14.82)
North Dakota 40.0   (5.69) 42.1   (6.13)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
                                                 
Ohio 33.3   (1.36) 34.8   (1.53) 23.4   (3.40) 24.0   (6.86) 54.1   (10.75)   (†)   (†) 29.9 ! (13.23)
Oklahoma 32.3   (2.36) 35.3   (2.90) 30.7 ! (9.56) 18.5 ! (6.85)   (†)   (†) 19.7 ! (6.59) 30.2 ! (9.13)
Oregon 27.9   (2.31) 29.5   (2.68)   (†) 14.6 ! (4.96) 38.2 ! (15.05)   (†)   (†) 41.3 ! (13.24)
Pennsylvania 32.1   (1.36) 34.0   (1.54) 25.2   (3.79) 14.4   (4.24) 52.7   (11.13)   (†)   (†) 30.3 ! (13.37)
Rhode Island 40.3   (4.82) 45.5   (5.75)   (†) 20.5 ! (10.0)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
                                                 
South Carolina 29.4   (2.18) 34.7   (2.99) 22.4   (3.50)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
South Dakota 30.9   (4.96) 31.4   (5.24)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Tennessee 29.8   (1.85) 32.1   (2.23) 28.2   (4.25)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Texas 30.9   (0.91) 36.6   (1.46) 33.8   (2.67) 22.1   (1.26) 57.9   (5.74)   (†)   (†) 36.0 ! (10.80)
Utah 38.7   (2.59) 40.5   (2.87)   (†) 25.6   (6.89)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
                                                 
Vermont 33.8   (6.27) 33.3   (6.38)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Virginia 31.6   (1.69) 34.9   (2.17) 24.4   (3.37) 16.5   (4.60) 42.8   (8.17)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Washington 33.1   (1.79) 34.3   (2.13) 34.6   (10.19) 18.3   (4.24) 48.0   (7.37)   (†)   (†) 33.2   (9.25)
West Virginia 32.1   (3.46) 32.3   (3.52)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Wisconsin 34.0   (1.94) 35.7   (2.15) 29.5   (7.47) 15.0 ! (5.89) 46.3   (12.88)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Wyoming 22.7   (5.34) 21.9   (5.72)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
†Not applicable.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
‡Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases for a reliable estimate or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
NOTE: Data are based on a sample survey of the noninstitutionalized population. Totals include other racial/ethnic groups not separately shown. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS), 2004. (This table was prepared December 2015.)

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