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Table 104.85. Rates of high school completion and bachelor's degree attainment among persons age 25 and over, by race/ethnicity and state: 2017
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
State Percent with high school completion1 or higher Percent with bachelor's or higher degree
Total2 White Black Hispanic Asian Two or more races Total2 White Black Hispanic Asian Two or more races
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
United States 88.0   (0.04) 92.9   (0.03) 86.1   (0.11) 68.8   (0.15) 87.0   (0.13) 91.9   (0.21) 32.0   (0.07) 35.8   (0.08) 21.6   (0.12) 16.0   (0.11) 54.1   (0.20) 34.9   (0.37)
Alabama 86.0   (0.26) 88.4   (0.35) 82.6   (0.60) 60.5   (2.88) 83.6   (2.65) 87.1   (2.42) 25.6   (0.26) 28.8   (0.33) 17.0   (0.52) 15.9   (1.63) 45.8   (3.60) 29.0   (2.75)
Alaska 91.6   (0.59) 95.1   (0.66) 96.2   (2.03) 89.5   (3.01) 77.6   (4.29) 96.7   (1.17) 29.0   (1.24) 34.4   (1.44) 28.7 ! (10.43) 21.3   (4.94) 24.1   (3.84) 31.6   (5.04)
Arizona 87.1   (0.20) 94.6   (0.18) 91.1   (0.82) 68.8   (0.51) 88.7   (1.01) 93.4   (1.16) 29.2   (0.27) 35.6   (0.33) 23.5   (1.69) 12.6   (0.43) 58.7   (1.47) 34.1   (2.33)
Arkansas 86.7   (0.28) 89.6   (0.29) 83.6   (0.94) 57.0   (2.26) 80.2   (2.73) 88.8   (2.02) 23.5   (0.39) 25.4   (0.44) 15.6   (0.98) 11.3   (1.46) 48.2   (4.35) 21.2   (2.53)
California 83.4   (0.09) 95.0   (0.09) 89.8   (0.34) 65.1   (0.21) 87.7   (0.21) 93.3   (0.44) 33.7   (0.13) 43.8   (0.18) 25.7   (0.51) 13.1   (0.17) 52.6   (0.29) 41.0   (0.76)
                                                                         
Colorado 91.7   (0.21) 96.3   (0.14) 92.6   (0.92) 73.3   (0.93) 83.8   (1.64) 93.8   (1.29) 41.2   (0.30) 47.5   (0.36) 28.7   (1.65) 16.1   (0.59) 52.5   (1.71) 43.7   (2.06)
Connecticut 90.5   (0.25) 94.4   (0.20) 87.6   (0.97) 71.8   (1.31) 89.1   (1.34) 91.3   (2.02) 38.4   (0.34) 43.5   (0.41) 20.1   (1.24) 15.9   (0.86) 64.5   (1.92) 29.5   (3.45)
Delaware 90.7   (0.60) 93.1   (0.64) 91.6   (1.07) 65.6   (4.18) 92.3   (1.87) 90.7   (3.41) 31.9   (0.80) 34.9   (1.00) 22.9   (1.69) 10.0   (1.82) 69.5   (3.69) 22.9   (6.79)
District of Columbia 90.6   (0.58) 99.2   (0.20) 87.3   (1.05) 67.9   (3.85) 95.5   (1.68) 95.2   (3.92) 57.2   (0.87) 90.5   (0.84) 26.6   (1.59) 43.3   (3.23) 82.1   (3.16) 83.3   (5.35)
Florida 88.4   (0.12) 92.9   (0.11) 83.7   (0.42) 80.2   (0.33) 87.0   (0.71) 90.8   (0.99) 29.6   (0.17) 33.2   (0.21) 18.8   (0.42) 23.9   (0.32) 52.1   (1.00) 35.7   (1.37)
                                                                         
Georgia 87.0   (0.17) 90.9   (0.20) 86.1   (0.36) 60.9   (1.12) 87.5   (0.99) 89.8   (1.33) 30.9   (0.22) 35.0   (0.29) 23.1   (0.35) 16.8   (0.66) 55.4   (1.37) 37.2   (2.26)
Hawaii 91.7   (0.42) 97.1   (0.43) 97.3   (1.44) 87.7   (1.77) 89.4   (0.72) 94.1   (0.81) 32.8   (0.74) 47.4   (1.41) 40.1   (6.49) 20.4   (2.07) 33.5   (1.02) 22.9   (1.32)
Idaho 91.2   (0.37) 93.6   (0.31)   (†) 69.8   (2.05) 87.9   (3.60) 94.0   (1.96) 26.8   (0.56) 28.3   (0.62)   (†) 10.9   (1.38) 50.5   (5.70) 31.8   (4.90)
Illinois 89.0   (0.15) 94.2   (0.11) 87.2   (0.44) 66.2   (0.73) 90.6   (0.60) 91.1   (1.22) 34.4   (0.21) 38.8   (0.27) 21.1   (0.54) 14.1   (0.50) 64.4   (0.86) 41.3   (2.35)
Indiana 88.8   (0.19) 90.7   (0.20) 86.4   (0.78) 64.4   (1.04) 82.2   (2.42) 91.7   (1.53) 26.9   (0.29) 27.6   (0.33) 20.8   (1.02) 13.7   (1.03) 58.1   (2.50) 27.4   (2.53)
                                                                         
Iowa 92.0   (0.27) 94.1   (0.22) 81.5   (2.74) 60.4   (3.02) 77.0   (2.81) 94.0   (1.80) 29.2   (0.47) 30.0   (0.47) 20.0   (2.93) 10.6   (1.44) 41.4   (3.90) 29.0   (5.36)
Kansas 91.0   (0.28) 94.4   (0.23) 84.4   (1.84) 65.1   (1.65) 89.9   (1.46) 89.1   (2.39) 33.9   (0.43) 36.9   (0.50) 21.9   (1.82) 13.0   (1.17) 46.3   (3.65) 28.2   (3.06)
Kentucky 86.5   (0.24) 86.7   (0.26) 88.6   (0.81) 76.4   (2.44) 81.4   (2.76) 86.7   (2.26) 23.9   (0.32) 23.9   (0.34) 19.0   (1.39) 21.6   (1.98) 48.8   (3.27) 26.7   (3.02)
Louisiana 85.0   (0.33) 89.0   (0.31) 79.2   (0.68) 70.4   (1.64) 77.6   (2.61) 90.9   (1.70) 23.9   (0.33) 28.1   (0.39) 15.0   (0.58) 16.0   (1.17) 45.0   (2.77) 28.3   (3.15)
Maine 92.7   (0.41) 93.0   (0.41) 90.5   (4.84) 91.2   (3.57) 80.2   (4.89) 90.5   (2.74) 32.9   (0.68) 32.6   (0.68) 37.2   (7.06) 44.5   (6.29) 46.0   (5.90) 30.5   (5.90)
                                                                         
Maryland 89.9   (0.21) 93.6   (0.22) 90.0   (0.42) 64.6   (1.23) 90.5   (0.80) 94.3   (1.06) 40.0   (0.31) 45.5   (0.39) 29.2   (0.57) 22.1   (0.93) 62.8   (1.48) 46.0   (1.80)
Massachusetts 90.8   (0.16) 94.0   (0.18) 86.5   (0.85) 72.2   (0.94) 86.1   (0.85) 91.3   (1.58) 43.6   (0.28) 46.7   (0.31) 27.7   (1.12) 18.3   (0.69) 63.1   (1.14) 45.3   (2.72)
Michigan 90.9   (0.15) 92.6   (0.14) 85.9   (0.57) 73.4   (1.20) 90.4   (1.19) 90.5   (1.19) 29.0   (0.23) 30.3   (0.24) 16.8   (0.57) 17.5   (0.98) 64.0   (1.45) 32.7   (2.26)
Minnesota 93.0   (0.18) 95.7   (0.17) 82.4   (1.70) 65.1   (2.29) 82.2   (1.37) 92.3   (1.61) 35.7   (0.36) 37.1   (0.40) 24.4   (2.10) 17.1   (1.82) 45.1   (1.90) 29.6   (2.89)
Mississippi 84.6   (0.38) 87.7   (0.45) 80.2   (0.60) 68.7   (2.70) 82.2   (3.68) 86.6   (4.63) 21.7   (0.43) 25.3   (0.57) 15.2   (0.59) 15.5   (2.45) 37.4   (4.47) 38.1   (5.69)
                                                                         
Missouri 89.6   (0.21) 90.8   (0.21) 84.4   (0.80) 74.2   (2.00) 91.5   (1.17) 91.0   (1.42) 29.0   (0.29) 30.0   (0.32) 17.6   (0.77) 19.4   (1.41) 61.0   (2.18) 33.0   (3.30)
Montana 92.6   (0.41) 93.6   (0.40)   (†) 73.9   (5.43) 79.3   (12.82) 94.9   (2.52) 31.4   (0.82) 32.9   (0.82)   (†) 20.7   (4.51) 39.4 ! (12.40) 19.5   (4.18)
Nebraska 91.4   (0.34) 95.5   (0.27) 84.1   (2.50) 57.6   (2.54) 79.9   (3.73) 89.7   (3.22) 31.2   (0.49) 33.4   (0.55) 14.9   (2.53) 12.1   (1.45) 52.4   (4.12) 29.9   (5.93)
Nevada 86.8   (0.33) 94.1   (0.32) 88.8   (1.07) 66.3   (1.04) 91.1   (0.93) 96.1   (0.95) 25.2   (0.38) 30.4   (0.60) 18.3   (1.33) 10.4   (0.45) 39.9   (1.54) 26.5   (2.30)
New Hampshire 93.2   (0.34) 93.7   (0.33) 88.6   (4.39) 86.4   (3.92) 87.2   (2.77) 88.8   (3.92) 37.1   (0.67) 36.8   (0.70) 29.6   (5.14) 26.7   (3.12) 61.0   (4.61) 31.1   (5.70)
                                                                         
New Jersey 90.2   (0.16) 94.6   (0.15) 88.3   (0.56) 76.0   (0.59) 92.4   (0.41) 93.2   (1.04) 39.7   (0.24) 43.6   (0.34) 25.1   (0.74) 20.2   (0.50) 70.2   (0.71) 39.9   (2.35)
New Mexico 85.9   (0.37) 94.9   (0.37) 91.7   (2.27) 77.0   (0.83) 91.4   (2.35) 96.4   (1.55) 27.3   (0.46) 40.4   (0.69) 22.2   (4.66) 16.3   (0.80) 61.0   (5.31) 43.3   (5.14)
New York 86.6   (0.13) 93.4   (0.12) 84.4   (0.36) 69.7   (0.51) 78.2   (0.58) 89.7   (0.87) 36.2   (0.17) 42.8   (0.21) 24.6   (0.44) 18.5   (0.35) 44.9   (0.58) 41.4   (1.37)
North Carolina 88.0   (0.16) 91.6   (0.17) 86.1   (0.38) 60.5   (1.17) 86.5   (1.04) 89.5   (1.40) 31.4   (0.22) 35.1   (0.26) 21.4   (0.48) 15.4   (0.78) 58.8   (1.63) 33.1   (2.07)
North Dakota 93.1   (0.50) 94.1   (0.40) 88.5   (5.84) 82.1   (5.87) 83.5   (4.78) 88.2   (5.12) 30.6   (0.84) 31.4   (0.96) 26.4   (7.06) 6.3 ! (2.37) 74.0   (8.06) 27.5   (8.16)
                                                                         
Ohio 90.3   (0.14) 91.5   (0.14) 85.4   (0.51) 77.6   (1.14) 89.4   (1.30) 90.8   (1.18) 28.0   (0.19) 29.0   (0.21) 17.3   (0.65) 18.6   (1.06) 62.7   (1.94) 27.3   (1.75)
Oklahoma 88.1   (0.28) 90.9   (0.27) 89.6   (0.99) 64.5   (1.81) 79.8   (3.12) 90.1   (0.98) 25.5   (0.38) 28.2   (0.43) 21.0   (1.87) 10.5   (1.06) 38.8   (3.08) 22.8   (1.44)
Oregon 90.9   (0.23) 94.0   (0.21) 88.6   (2.30) 68.0   (1.35) 87.0   (1.36) 89.6   (1.41) 33.7   (0.30) 35.4   (0.36) 27.6   (2.63) 16.0   (0.79) 52.7   (2.12) 27.2   (2.21)
Pennsylvania 90.5   (0.12) 92.4   (0.11) 87.8   (0.51) 74.1   (1.02) 83.1   (0.88) 89.6   (1.48) 31.7   (0.19) 33.1   (0.22) 20.0   (0.73) 16.4   (0.74) 56.8   (1.24) 32.7   (2.11)
Rhode Island 88.2   (0.50) 90.4   (0.45) 86.0   (2.50) 76.0   (2.10) 85.2   (3.56) 93.4   (2.85) 33.8   (0.63) 36.5   (0.75) 25.6   (2.73) 14.2   (2.04) 57.4   (4.09) 31.5   (4.84)
                                                                         
South Carolina 87.6   (0.22) 90.9   (0.23) 82.1   (0.54) 68.2   (1.71) 84.7   (1.72) 92.0   (1.81) 28.0   (0.29) 33.3   (0.38) 15.0   (0.50) 15.3   (1.17) 47.4   (3.42) 28.6   (3.85)
South Dakota 91.8   (0.50) 94.0   (0.39) 94.3   (3.21) 71.6   (6.16) 95.2   (4.75) 94.0   (4.32) 27.7   (0.75) 29.5   (0.85) 17.7 ! (7.17) 18.5 ! (5.59) 48.7   (6.84) 20.9 ! (7.62)
Tennessee 87.7   (0.21) 88.9   (0.21) 87.3   (0.58) 63.6   (1.73) 89.2   (1.46) 90.2   (1.61) 27.4   (0.28) 28.7   (0.32) 20.4   (0.64) 15.6   (1.36) 58.1   (2.54) 29.2   (2.88)
Texas 83.7   (0.11) 94.0   (0.11) 89.9   (0.32) 66.2   (0.27) 88.5   (0.49) 92.9   (0.75) 29.6   (0.14) 38.6   (0.22) 24.7   (0.52) 14.3   (0.22) 59.8   (0.76) 36.8   (1.47)
Utah 92.1   (0.29) 95.5   (0.19) 86.7   (4.54) 69.9   (1.65) 90.7   (1.47) 92.3   (2.25) 34.3   (0.47) 36.8   (0.55) 31.1   (5.36) 14.8   (1.06) 53.8   (3.15) 35.5   (4.28)
                                                                         
Vermont 92.4   (0.60) 93.0   (0.59)   (†) 83.2   (4.45) 62.9   (15.40) 95.2   (3.05) 37.2   (1.14) 37.3   (1.16)   (†) 39.7   (8.19) 35.0 ! (15.03) 39.9   (8.36)
Virginia 89.6   (0.18) 92.7   (0.16) 85.8   (0.40) 70.9   (1.21) 91.2   (0.63) 92.2   (1.21) 38.8   (0.28) 42.1   (0.28) 24.6   (0.63) 25.3   (1.19) 60.9   (0.97) 42.1   (1.92)
Washington 91.3   (0.17) 94.9   (0.15) 89.9   (1.27) 66.3   (1.18) 88.3   (0.71) 93.2   (0.82) 35.6   (0.29) 37.0   (0.31) 25.9   (1.62) 16.8   (0.81) 51.7   (1.05) 33.5   (1.42)
West Virginia 87.0   (0.46) 86.9   (0.48) 91.1   (1.31) 84.3   (4.53) 91.7   (3.81) 86.2   (5.63) 20.2   (0.42) 20.0   (0.44) 18.0   (2.21) 20.2   (5.09) 53.9   (6.32) 28.4   (5.82)
Wisconsin 92.5   (0.19) 94.7   (0.17) 81.3   (1.46) 69.7   (2.04) 86.3   (1.84) 94.0   (1.60) 30.5   (0.34) 31.8   (0.35) 12.8   (1.05) 15.2   (1.42) 53.4   (2.73) 34.3   (3.46)
Wyoming 93.1   (0.48) 94.8   (0.46)   (†) 73.6   (3.33) 95.1   (2.97) 96.0   (3.02) 27.6   (0.88) 28.8   (0.94)   (†) 15.5   (2.93) 46.5   (11.41) 26.5 ! (8.10)
†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.
1 Includes completion of high school through equivalency programs, such as a GED program.
2 Total includes racial/ethnic groups not shown separately.
NOTE: Data are based on sample surveys of the entire population in the given age range residing within the United States, including both noninstitutionalized persons (e.g., those living in households, college housing, or military housing located within the United States) and institutionalized persons (e.g., those living in prisons, nursing facilities, or other healthcare facilities). Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, 2017 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-Year Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) data. (This table was prepared February 2019.)

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