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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: 2007
[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 40.8   (0.12) 45.2   (0.14) 33.1   (0.33) 26.9   (0.26) 64.4   (0.49) 31.8   (2.43) 25.6   (1.05) 41.7   (0.89)
Alabama 38.9   (1.10) 41.0   (1.36) 37.8   (1.91) 15.4   (3.24) 63.1   (7.96)   (†)   (†) 29.9   (6.92)
Alaska 22.3   (2.37) 26.2   (3.39)   (†) 11.6 ! (5.40)   (†)   (†) 12.8 ! (4.35) 34.8   (9.50)
Arizona 33.0   (0.91) 41.5   (1.35) 34.2   (5.25) 19.9   (1.33) 70.7   (4.36)   (†) 18.8   (3.15) 43.9   (6.94)
Arkansas 34.6   (1.03) 37.4   (1.28) 29.7   (2.82) 16.1   (3.07)   (†)   (†)   (†) 36.9   (7.72)
California 41.7   (0.36) 47.8   (0.58) 39.7   (1.50) 29.9   (0.49) 64.5   (0.97) 35.7   (4.23) 29.5   (4.94) 52.1   (1.93)
                                                 
Colorado 39.8   (0.92) 46.4   (1.19) 35.5   (6.00) 17.5   (1.51) 56.5   (5.04)   (†)   (†) 51.3   (5.71)
Connecticut 49.7   (1.28) 54.5   (1.50) 37.1   (3.47) 34.3   (2.85) 69.3   (5.50)   (†)   (†) 52.8   (7.30)
Delaware 46.4   (2.06) 50.0   (2.61) 42.7   (4.57) 17.9 ! (6.69)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
District of Columbia 41.3   (2.43) 55.4   (4.02) 29.3   (2.94) 30.0   (7.37)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Florida 37.7   (0.46) 41.2   (0.72) 32.7   (1.27) 32.0   (0.81) 66.3   (3.24)   (†) 16.7 ! (6.99) 38.5   (4.11)
                                                 
Georgia 36.1   (0.60) 41.9   (0.84) 29.9   (1.07) 15.6   (1.60) 67.4   (2.98)   (†)   (†) 45.3   (5.82)
Hawaii 34.8   (1.93) 30.6   (3.60)   (†) 32.0   (6.05) 51.4   (3.68) 20.9   (4.92)   (†) 31.6   (3.03)
Idaho 31.9   (1.49) 33.2   (1.70)   (†) 15.2   (3.37)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Illinois 43.4   (0.59) 50.0   (0.66) 30.1   (1.47) 26.5   (1.40) 65.1   (2.57)   (†)   (†) 64.2   (5.92)
Indiana 43.8   (0.87) 45.5   (0.96) 30.8   (3.22) 28.9   (3.42) 87.4   (3.59)   (†)   (†) 33.9   (4.71)
                                                 
Iowa 46.1   (1.22) 47.9   (1.34) 30.8   (7.51) 22.1   (4.85) 72.5   (8.87)   (†)   (†) 30.6 ! (9.98)
Kansas 43.3   (1.38) 45.4   (1.45) 35.8   (6.21) 23.3   (3.47) 71.6   (8.19)   (†)   (†) 32.7   (7.32)
Kentucky 37.7   (1.07) 38.6   (1.12) 35.3   (3.85) 21.7   (4.88) 49.6   (10.97)   (†)   (†) 24.1   (7.20)
Louisiana 34.9   (0.95) 39.9   (1.46) 26.6   (1.51) 33.0   (7.27) 65.5   (5.44)   (†)   (†) 26.9 ! (8.89)
Maine 42.8   (1.94) 41.5   (2.02)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
                                                 
Maryland 45.0   (0.82) 48.4   (1.17) 39.9   (1.75) 23.9   (2.40) 70.1   (3.39)   (†)   (†) 47.4   (6.03)
Massachusetts 50.3   (0.82) 53.4   (0.88) 44.4   (3.73) 32.0   (2.56) 60.2   (3.14)   (†)   (†) 42.0   (5.05)
Michigan 45.9   (0.76) 49.5   (0.92) 31.1   (1.65) 22.9   (2.70) 69.1   (3.21)   (†) 51.0   (8.33) 48.4   (5.43)
Minnesota 40.2   (1.04) 42.7   (1.14) 19.4   (2.88) 18.6   (3.92) 48.1   (4.84)   (†) 21.7 ! (7.95) 35.8   (8.39)
Mississippi 36.6   (1.02) 43.3   (1.37) 31.0   (1.59) 14.5   (4.33)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
                                                 
Missouri 39.0   (1.06) 40.9   (1.22) 29.8   (2.63) 19.7   (3.24) 70.5   (7.15)   (†)   (†) 29.2   (5.41)
Montana 39.8   (2.98) 41.8   (3.26)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 14.6 ! (5.60)   (†)
Nebraska 43.4   (1.67) 47.3   (1.87) 26.3   (7.01) 13.2 ! (4.07)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Nevada 27.5   (1.31) 34.8   (1.96) 15.1   (3.64) 15.3   (1.57) 55.2   (5.81)   (†) 14.1 ! (5.52) 19.9   (5.14)
New Hampshire 48.2   (1.53) 47.8   (1.61)   (†) 46.3   (7.93)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
                                                 
New Jersey 44.8   (0.79) 52.4   (1.02) 32.4   (2.04) 28.0   (1.65) 61.6   (2.93)   (†)   (†) 46.4   (5.56)
New Mexico 34.3   (1.35) 42.7   (2.57)   (†) 31.1   (1.92)   (†)   (†) 24.4   (4.18) 28.5 ! (12.32)
New York 48.1   (0.53) 53.5   (0.62) 38.8   (1.16) 33.3   (1.19) 68.0   (1.83)   (†)   (†) 49.9   (3.44)
North Carolina 38.2   (0.74) 42.5   (0.95) 33.7   (1.46) 15.3   (1.59) 55.7   (4.06)   (†) 30.7   (5.30) 38.9   (4.93)
North Dakota 46.7   (2.46) 50.0   (2.53)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)     (†)
                                                 
Ohio 42.4   (0.65) 44.2   (0.68) 31.7   (1.75) 28.6   (2.96) 71.3   (4.55)   (†)   (†) 40.4   (4.12)
Oklahoma 36.0   (1.08) 39.0   (1.35) 32.5   (4.74) 22.3   (2.96) 54.4   (12.36)   (†) 29.4   (3.34) 29.7   (4.65)
Oregon 37.9   (1.24) 39.0   (1.30) 37.5   (7.16) 17.8   (2.61) 75.4   (6.08)   (†) 32.1 ! (10.20) 47.8   (6.44)
Pennsylvania 46.4   (0.64) 49.4   (0.65) 33.7   (2.33) 23.2   (1.97) 71.3   (2.81)   (†)   (†) 39.7   (4.17)
Rhode Island 56.4   (1.77) 59.7   (2.18) 48.7   (8.94) 36.3   (4.17)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
                                                 
South Carolina 36.9   (1.10) 43.3   (1.30) 28.3   (1.84) 18.1   (2.86) 67.8   (7.28)   (†)   (†) 27.3   (7.26)
South Dakota 38.1   (2.52) 44.9   (2.79)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 10.3 ! (4.25)   (†)
Tennessee 35.8   (0.71) 38.1   (0.92) 31.3   (1.81) 8.5   (1.76) 61.9   (7.32)   (†)   (†) 52.4   (8.69)
Texas 35.6   (0.45) 43.0   (0.63) 33.9   (1.19) 25.6   (0.68) 69.6   (2.23)   (†) 41.3   (7.17) 39.8   (3.65)
Utah 40.1   (1.43) 42.4   (1.62)   (†) 21.3   (2.88) 54.4   (9.20)   (†) 39.1   (8.44) 46.6   (9.49)
                                                 
Vermont 46.3   (3.36) 46.1   (3.46)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Virginia 41.1   (0.71) 45.5   (0.88) 31.3   (1.54) 23.7   (2.17) 61.2   (3.21)   (†)   (†) 41.3   (4.70)
Washington 35.6   (0.76) 36.8   (0.97) 26.0   (4.58) 21.3   (1.89) 58.8   (2.83) 13.5 ! (6.41) 22.7   (4.38) 38.5   (3.82)
West Virginia 38.0   (1.56) 36.8   (1.64) 53.8   (8.26)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Wisconsin 41.4   (0.95) 45.0   (0.97) 25.7   (3.48) 19.2   (2.87) 43.6   (6.23)   (†) 23.3 ! (8.76) 28.1   (7.32)
Wyoming 31.7   (2.50) 33.4   (2.87)   (†) 19.5 ! (7.32)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
†Not applicable.
‡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 sample surveys of the entire population 18 to 24 years old 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). 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), 2007. (This table was prepared November 2018.)

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