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Table 104.88. Number of persons age 25 and over and rates of high school completion and bachelor's degree attainment among persons in this age group, by sex and state: 2017
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
State Number of persons age 25 and over
(in thousands)
Percent with high school completion1
or higher
Percent with bachelor's
or higher degree
Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
United States 221,310   (55.2) 106,905   (31.4) 114,406   (33.3) 88.0   (0.04) 87.4   (0.05) 88.6   (0.04) 32.0   (0.07) 31.4   (0.08) 32.6   (0.07)
Alabama 3,314   (4.2) 1,569   (3.1) 1,745   (3.6) 86.0   (0.26) 85.0   (0.39) 86.9   (0.32) 25.6   (0.26) 24.7   (0.35) 26.4   (0.37)
Alaska 483   (2.4) 250   (2.2) 233   (2.0) 91.6   (0.59) 92.4   (0.85) 90.7   (0.92) 29.0   (1.24) 24.8   (1.40) 33.5   (1.56)
Arizona 4,709   (3.9) 2,306   (3.4) 2,403   (2.9) 87.1   (0.20) 86.4   (0.25) 87.8   (0.28) 29.2   (0.27) 29.5   (0.34) 28.9   (0.34)
Arkansas 2,006   (3.9) 965   (3.3) 1,041   (2.4) 86.7   (0.28) 85.4   (0.41) 87.9   (0.37) 23.5   (0.39) 22.7   (0.54) 24.3   (0.45)
California 26,684   (6.9) 13,056   (6.1) 13,627   (4.8) 83.4   (0.09) 83.3   (0.12) 83.6   (0.11) 33.7   (0.13) 33.5   (0.15) 33.9   (0.15)
                                                       
Colorado 3,827   (3.3) 1,903   (2.8) 1,925   (2.7) 91.7   (0.21) 91.4   (0.26) 91.9   (0.23) 41.2   (0.30) 40.7   (0.39) 41.7   (0.39)
Connecticut 2,498   (2.4) 1,193   (2.2) 1,304   (1.9) 90.5   (0.25) 89.6   (0.37) 91.4   (0.30) 38.4   (0.34) 37.6   (0.49) 39.1   (0.40)
Delaware 673   (1.7) 320   (1.3) 353   (1.3) 90.7   (0.60) 89.2   (0.67) 92.1   (0.70) 31.9   (0.80) 30.7   (0.94) 33.0   (1.07)
District of Columbia 495   (0.9) 232   (0.9) 263   (0.6) 90.6   (0.58) 89.8   (0.88) 91.3   (0.62) 57.2   (0.87) 58.2   (1.13) 56.4   (1.08)
Florida 15,023   (5.9) 7,203   (5.4) 7,820   (4.5) 88.4   (0.12) 87.7   (0.19) 89.1   (0.14) 29.6   (0.17) 29.5   (0.20) 29.6   (0.21)
                                                       
Georgia 6,898   (5.6) 3,277   (4.5) 3,621   (4.4) 87.0   (0.17) 85.6   (0.24) 88.2   (0.21) 30.9   (0.22) 30.0   (0.29) 31.8   (0.27)
Hawaii 1,001   (2.4) 491   (2.1) 509   (1.6) 91.7   (0.42) 92.2   (0.50) 91.2   (0.57) 32.8   (0.74) 30.8   (0.79) 34.7   (1.06)
Idaho 1,115   (2.7) 551   (2.5) 564   (2.2) 91.2   (0.37) 90.0   (0.54) 92.5   (0.48) 26.8   (0.56) 26.9   (0.79) 26.6   (0.72)
Illinois 8,710   (4.4) 4,200   (4.3) 4,509   (4.0) 89.0   (0.15) 88.3   (0.20) 89.8   (0.18) 34.4   (0.21) 33.6   (0.28) 35.1   (0.26)
Indiana 4,440   (4.6) 2,138   (3.8) 2,302   (4.0) 88.8   (0.19) 87.9   (0.23) 89.5   (0.25) 26.9   (0.29) 25.8   (0.36) 27.9   (0.40)
                                                       
Iowa 2,090   (3.9) 1,020   (3.3) 1,070   (2.7) 92.0   (0.27) 91.2   (0.40) 92.7   (0.32) 29.2   (0.47) 27.9   (0.56) 30.3   (0.60)
Kansas 1,903   (4.1) 929   (3.6) 974   (2.7) 91.0   (0.28) 90.6   (0.37) 91.4   (0.37) 33.9   (0.43) 33.0   (0.62) 34.8   (0.55)
Kentucky 3,019   (3.1) 1,454   (3.1) 1,566   (2.4) 86.5   (0.24) 85.4   (0.31) 87.6   (0.33) 23.9   (0.32) 22.7   (0.40) 25.0   (0.40)
Louisiana 3,118   (3.7) 1,483   (3.1) 1,635   (2.7) 85.0   (0.33) 83.6   (0.41) 86.3   (0.39) 23.9   (0.33) 22.1   (0.37) 25.6   (0.44)
Maine 972   (1.6) 468   (1.5) 505   (1.1) 92.7   (0.41) 91.0   (0.59) 94.2   (0.40) 32.9   (0.68) 29.9   (0.87) 35.6   (0.84)
                                                       
Maryland 4,171   (3.5) 1,976   (2.8) 2,194   (2.6) 89.9   (0.21) 89.0   (0.30) 90.8   (0.23) 40.0   (0.31) 38.8   (0.41) 41.0   (0.42)
Massachusetts 4,792   (3.3) 2,281   (2.7) 2,511   (2.5) 90.8   (0.16) 90.7   (0.21) 90.8   (0.21) 43.6   (0.28) 42.9   (0.39) 44.3   (0.34)
Michigan 6,827   (5.1) 3,294   (4.3) 3,532   (4.3) 90.9   (0.15) 90.4   (0.22) 91.3   (0.18) 29.0   (0.23) 28.4   (0.28) 29.6   (0.28)
Minnesota 3,780   (5.1) 1,858   (4.6) 1,921   (3.5) 93.0   (0.18) 92.4   (0.24) 93.6   (0.27) 35.7   (0.36) 35.1   (0.47) 36.3   (0.40)
Mississippi 1,957   (4.0) 919   (3.0) 1,038   (2.6) 84.6   (0.38) 82.8   (0.56) 86.1   (0.37) 21.7   (0.43) 20.0   (0.50) 23.2   (0.56)
                                                       
Missouri 4,150   (4.7) 1,989   (4.1) 2,161   (3.3) 89.6   (0.21) 89.0   (0.29) 90.2   (0.25) 29.0   (0.29) 28.1   (0.37) 29.8   (0.35)
Montana 723   (1.9) 358   (1.4) 366   (1.7) 92.6   (0.41) 92.1   (0.53) 93.0   (0.56) 31.4   (0.82) 30.2   (1.11) 32.6   (1.09)
Nebraska 1,258   (2.9) 619   (2.4) 639   (2.2) 91.4   (0.34) 90.9   (0.42) 91.8   (0.47) 31.2   (0.49) 30.1   (0.66) 32.2   (0.68)
Nevada 2,064   (2.3) 1,026   (2.2) 1,038   (1.8) 86.8   (0.33) 86.6   (0.37) 86.9   (0.44) 25.2   (0.38) 24.9   (0.49) 25.4   (0.55)
New Hampshire 959   (1.7) 468   (1.4) 492   (1.3) 93.2   (0.34) 92.3   (0.51) 94.1   (0.42) 37.1   (0.67) 35.3   (0.80) 38.8   (0.83)
                                                       
New Jersey 6,243   (4.2) 2,983   (3.3) 3,259   (3.0) 90.2   (0.16) 90.0   (0.24) 90.5   (0.19) 39.7   (0.24) 39.6   (0.32) 39.8   (0.30)
New Mexico 1,395   (2.7) 680   (2.5) 714   (2.2) 85.9   (0.37) 85.3   (0.54) 86.4   (0.44) 27.3   (0.46) 25.7   (0.54) 28.9   (0.66)
New York 13,812   (6.3) 6,562   (5.4) 7,250   (4.7) 86.6   (0.13) 86.3   (0.18) 86.9   (0.16) 36.2   (0.17) 35.0   (0.23) 37.2   (0.21)
North Carolina 6,989   (6.4) 3,307   (5.4) 3,682   (4.3) 88.0   (0.16) 86.5   (0.21) 89.4   (0.20) 31.4   (0.22) 30.2   (0.26) 32.6   (0.31)
North Dakota 498   (2.0) 254   (2.1) 244   (1.5) 93.1   (0.50) 92.6   (0.64) 93.5   (0.66) 30.6   (0.84) 28.2   (1.23) 33.0   (1.27)
                                                       
Ohio 7,981   (4.9) 3,830   (4.8) 4,151   (4.0) 90.3   (0.14) 89.8   (0.20) 90.8   (0.18) 28.0   (0.19) 27.7   (0.24) 28.4   (0.25)
Oklahoma 2,590   (4.0) 1,255   (3.5) 1,334   (3.2) 88.1   (0.28) 87.1   (0.41) 89.1   (0.33) 25.5   (0.38) 24.0   (0.49) 26.8   (0.49)
Oregon 2,904   (3.7) 1,420   (3.0) 1,484   (2.7) 90.9   (0.23) 90.1   (0.31) 91.6   (0.31) 33.7   (0.30) 32.7   (0.35) 34.7   (0.38)
Pennsylvania 8,968   (5.6) 4,316   (5.1) 4,651   (4.2) 90.5   (0.12) 90.1   (0.18) 91.0   (0.16) 31.7   (0.19) 31.1   (0.25) 32.2   (0.25)
Rhode Island 737   (1.6) 349   (1.4) 387   (1.2) 88.2   (0.50) 87.7   (0.67) 88.6   (0.63) 33.8   (0.63) 33.2   (0.85) 34.3   (0.81)
                                                       
South Carolina 3,442   (3.8) 1,626   (3.4) 1,816   (2.8) 87.6   (0.22) 86.2   (0.32) 88.8   (0.25) 28.0   (0.29) 27.1   (0.37) 28.9   (0.35)
South Dakota 576   (1.9) 286   (1.8) 290   (1.7) 91.8   (0.50) 91.4   (0.68) 92.2   (0.70) 27.7   (0.75) 26.9   (0.87) 28.6   (1.16)
Tennessee 4,593   (4.9) 2,195   (4.0) 2,398   (3.6) 87.7   (0.21) 86.6   (0.30) 88.7   (0.26) 27.4   (0.28) 27.0   (0.37) 27.8   (0.36)
Texas 18,150   (8.3) 8,858   (7.3) 9,292   (6.3) 83.7   (0.11) 82.9   (0.15) 84.4   (0.12) 29.6   (0.14) 29.1   (0.18) 30.1   (0.18)
Utah 1,823   (2.5) 904   (2.4) 919   (2.1) 92.1   (0.29) 91.4   (0.39) 92.7   (0.35) 34.3   (0.47) 36.5   (0.61) 32.1   (0.59)
                                                       
Vermont 443   (1.5) 214   (1.1) 228   (1.2) 92.4   (0.60) 90.4   (0.91) 94.2   (0.66) 37.2   (1.14) 33.9   (1.42) 40.4   (1.51)
Virginia 5,780   (5.3) 2,786   (4.1) 2,994   (4.1) 89.6   (0.18) 88.9   (0.23) 90.3   (0.23) 38.8   (0.28) 38.7   (0.36) 39.0   (0.29)
Washington 5,106   (4.5) 2,521   (3.6) 2,585   (3.5) 91.3   (0.17) 91.0   (0.24) 91.6   (0.19) 35.6   (0.29) 35.5   (0.32) 35.7   (0.39)
West Virginia 1,280   (2.2) 622   (2.0) 658   (1.6) 87.0   (0.46) 85.6   (0.55) 88.3   (0.55) 20.2   (0.42) 19.1   (0.60) 21.3   (0.52)
Wisconsin 3,956   (5.2) 1,939   (4.5) 2,017   (3.8) 92.5   (0.19) 91.7   (0.28) 93.2   (0.25) 30.5   (0.34) 28.8   (0.40) 32.1   (0.42)
Wyoming 389   (1.9) 198   (1.4) 190   (1.5) 93.1   (0.48) 92.7   (0.60) 93.4   (0.68) 27.6   (0.88) 25.9   (1.11) 29.3   (1.06)
1 Includes completion of high school through equivalency programs, such as a GED program.
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). Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
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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