Skip Navigation
Digest of Education Statistics
2019 Tables and Figures All Years of Tables and Figures Most Recent Full Issue of the Digest


Table 104.85. Rates of high school completion and bachelor's degree attainment among persons age 25 and over, by race/ethnicity and state: 2018
[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 88.3   (0.04) 93.1   (0.04) 86.6   (0.09) 69.7   (0.15) 87.7   (0.12) 92.0   (0.22) 32.6   (0.07) 36.3   (0.08) 22.1   (0.14) 17.0   (0.12) 55.3   (0.21) 35.9   (0.39)
Alabama 86.5   (0.28) 88.6   (0.31) 83.4   (0.56) 65.9   (2.38) 84.3   (2.45) 88.2   (2.32) 25.3   (0.34) 28.0   (0.41) 17.2   (0.58) 18.3   (2.13) 52.9   (3.14) 25.6   (2.89)
Alaska 94.0   (0.52) 96.5   (0.48) 98.2   (1.53) 88.5   (4.23) 91.6   (3.68) 95.7   (1.78) 30.1   (1.13) 36.5   (1.39) 23.5   (6.04) 23.1   (4.42) 24.6   (4.05) 24.6   (3.95)
Arizona 87.6   (0.17) 94.6   (0.18) 89.8   (1.02) 71.3   (0.51) 89.3   (1.05) 93.7   (1.04) 29.6   (0.26) 36.0   (0.31) 25.0   (1.33) 13.7   (0.40) 57.7   (1.84) 37.7   (2.76)
Arkansas 87.3   (0.30) 89.5   (0.33) 86.2   (0.79) 59.7   (2.38) 88.7   (3.40) 85.3   (2.59) 23.3   (0.40) 25.0   (0.46) 16.8   (1.02) 11.5   (1.40) 44.3   (3.84) 20.4   (2.72)
California 83.9   (0.09) 95.1   (0.08) 91.0   (0.30) 66.1   (0.23) 88.4   (0.19) 93.4   (0.37) 34.4   (0.11) 44.6   (0.17) 27.0   (0.54) 13.6   (0.19) 53.8   (0.33) 41.9   (0.84)

Colorado
92.2   (0.19) 96.8   (0.14) 90.4   (1.14) 73.7   (0.79) 90.4   (0.98) 95.4   (0.84) 42.0   (0.29) 48.3   (0.32) 28.6   (1.94) 17.0   (0.64) 56.6   (1.54) 44.2   (2.24)
Connecticut 90.8   (0.24) 94.6   (0.23) 88.0   (0.83) 73.9   (1.10) 89.4   (1.04) 89.6   (2.38) 39.7   (0.35) 44.6   (0.43) 22.9   (1.19) 16.9   (0.82) 65.3   (1.70) 45.4   (4.54)
Delaware 89.6   (0.57) 93.2   (0.52) 88.7   (1.15) 61.9   (3.18) 85.3   (4.30) 89.2   (4.91) 31.2   (0.77) 34.2   (0.93) 22.1   (1.65) 17.2   (2.24) 55.2   (4.92) 23.4   (5.21)
District of Columbia 91.8   (0.57) 99.3   (0.23) 87.6   (1.05) 76.0   (3.32) 96.8   (1.72) 96.2   (1.82) 60.2   (0.61) 92.9   (0.62) 27.8   (1.29) 53.9   (3.67) 88.9   (2.61) 70.4   (5.35)
Florida 88.5   (0.09) 93.1   (0.12) 83.7   (0.41) 80.0   (0.28) 87.9   (0.63) 92.2   (0.88) 30.5   (0.15) 34.0   (0.17) 20.0   (0.48) 25.5   (0.29) 50.0   (1.16) 35.0   (1.57)

Georgia
87.5   (0.18) 90.8   (0.20) 87.6   (0.27) 61.8   (1.05) 87.1   (0.88) 92.6   (1.31) 32.0   (0.21) 35.9   (0.26) 24.6   (0.47) 18.1   (0.75) 56.4   (1.17) 39.5   (2.41)
Hawaii 91.7   (0.42) 97.1   (0.42) 95.8   (2.16) 89.1   (1.37) 88.9   (0.78) 95.3   (0.64) 33.2   (0.65) 44.1   (1.56) 30.8   (4.63) 27.2   (2.02) 35.0   (1.01) 26.3   (1.39)
Idaho 90.7   (0.39) 93.8   (0.34) 92.4   (5.30) 64.3   (2.56) 90.2   (3.78) 96.8   (1.73) 27.4   (0.52) 29.3   (0.56) 24.5   (7.26) 11.0   (1.42) 41.5   (5.73) 22.8   (4.37)
Illinois 89.4   (0.14) 94.2   (0.11) 86.7   (0.46) 69.2   (0.70) 90.9   (0.62) 91.5   (1.47) 35.2   (0.21) 39.5   (0.24) 22.1   (0.57) 14.4   (0.43) 66.4   (0.97) 41.0   (2.25)
Indiana 88.8   (0.22) 90.5   (0.21) 86.0   (0.74) 68.6   (1.81) 83.5   (1.94) 88.2   (2.08) 26.9   (0.29) 27.7   (0.33) 18.6   (0.90) 14.0   (1.07) 58.8   (2.45) 31.2   (2.68)

Iowa
92.2   (0.27) 94.3   (0.24) 81.5   (3.21) 62.1   (2.73) 82.3   (2.95) 93.1   (2.23) 28.6   (0.49) 29.4   (0.47) 12.0   (2.22) 14.3   (1.79) 48.0   (3.98) 26.6   (5.26)
Kansas 90.9   (0.27) 94.4   (0.26) 86.5   (1.83) 63.8   (1.68) 87.7   (2.08) 94.2   (1.57) 33.4   (0.38) 35.9   (0.45) 20.3   (2.07) 13.8   (1.29) 58.1   (2.42) 25.4   (3.29)
Kentucky 87.1   (0.28) 87.7   (0.27) 87.0   (0.98) 70.6   (2.65) 82.1   (2.61) 86.4   (2.35) 25.2   (0.30) 25.6   (0.33) 17.0   (1.25) 21.1   (2.30) 50.6   (3.39) 28.5   (3.78)
Louisiana 86.0   (0.33) 89.3   (0.32) 81.5   (0.57) 73.2   (1.90) 83.4   (2.09) 91.1   (2.15) 24.3   (0.31) 28.4   (0.43) 15.3   (0.48) 19.1   (1.61) 44.7   (2.86) 29.8   (2.86)
Maine 92.8   (0.43) 93.0   (0.44) 74.0   (11.31) 92.1   (2.27) 87.0   (4.35) 98.1   (1.24) 30.6   (0.62) 30.7   (0.61) 20.2 ! (7.30) 41.3   (6.33) 34.8   (6.26) 24.1   (5.34)

Maryland
90.5   (0.21) 94.2   (0.21) 90.0   (0.34) 68.5   (1.15) 89.9   (1.06) 92.4   (1.11) 40.7   (0.33) 46.3   (0.40) 30.0   (0.53) 23.3   (0.99) 64.4   (1.34) 43.2   (2.14)
Massachusetts 90.8   (0.18) 94.3   (0.18) 86.6   (0.83) 70.5   (0.85) 86.6   (0.80) 92.6   (1.57) 44.4   (0.28) 47.3   (0.31) 30.2   (1.07) 21.5   (0.86) 62.7   (1.24) 47.8   (2.63)
Michigan 91.0   (0.16) 92.8   (0.16) 86.2   (0.49) 75.1   (1.28) 89.8   (0.99) 88.2   (1.50) 29.6   (0.27) 30.7   (0.27) 17.8   (0.73) 19.7   (1.15) 65.5   (1.54) 26.8   (1.94)
Minnesota 93.4   (0.20) 96.0   (0.14) 81.7   (1.65) 70.6   (2.42) 84.0   (1.30) 91.7   (2.05) 37.2   (0.40) 38.5   (0.45) 23.0   (1.98) 21.9   (1.61) 48.1   (2.19) 35.3   (3.68)
Mississippi 85.4   (0.34) 88.4   (0.39) 81.4   (0.60) 68.0   (3.11) 88.8   (2.33) 88.1   (3.25) 23.4   (0.43) 27.2   (0.53) 16.7   (0.54) 17.8   (2.69) 47.4   (4.15) 33.5   (5.85)

Missouri
90.3   (0.22) 91.4   (0.21) 86.6   (0.78) 75.6   (1.93) 91.8   (1.32) 89.1   (2.10) 29.6   (0.26) 30.4   (0.33) 19.2   (0.93) 23.1   (1.42) 63.0   (2.72) 26.5   (2.12)
Montana 93.4   (0.39) 94.2   (0.40)   (†) 90.3   (3.20) 80.9   (7.21) 88.8   (4.05) 30.4   (0.80) 31.4   (0.78)   (†) 31.2   (7.44) 40.5   (11.17) 13.8   (3.51)
Nebraska 91.8   (0.24) 95.0   (0.22) 88.6   (2.13) 66.0   (2.15) 80.3   (3.10) 84.3   (4.77) 32.9   (0.53) 35.2   (0.55) 22.6   (3.13) 13.8   (1.65) 44.7   (4.58) 25.4   (4.45)
Nevada 86.8   (0.29) 93.9   (0.27) 89.5   (1.09) 67.3   (0.89) 90.3   (0.88) 91.9   (1.67) 24.9   (0.41) 29.6   (0.59) 17.3   (1.29) 11.6   (0.64) 38.3   (1.54) 28.4   (2.87)
New Hampshire 92.9   (0.31) 94.0   (0.30) 72.8   (5.01) 74.6   (3.34) 89.4   (2.42) 90.2   (4.02) 37.2   (0.59) 37.3   (0.61) 13.8 ! (4.81) 20.4   (3.30) 62.7   (3.85) 35.0   (5.51)

New Jersey
90.1   (0.17) 94.7   (0.14) 88.0   (0.55) 75.2   (0.63) 92.4   (0.39) 94.1   (0.95) 40.6   (0.24) 44.8   (0.29) 25.4   (0.71) 20.6   (0.52) 70.9   (0.74) 48.9   (2.15)
New Mexico 85.3   (0.43) 95.5   (0.28) 89.1   (3.37) 76.5   (0.84) 87.1   (3.02) 95.3   (1.68) 27.5   (0.50) 42.2   (0.78) 22.6   (3.61) 15.3   (0.64) 56.2   (4.40) 33.7   (4.10)
New York 87.2   (0.12) 93.5   (0.12) 84.7   (0.42) 71.7   (0.44) 80.0   (0.47) 89.9   (0.95) 37.3   (0.18) 43.5   (0.21) 25.0   (0.46) 20.1   (0.42) 48.5   (0.66) 44.8   (1.52)
North Carolina 88.3   (0.17) 91.7   (0.17) 86.6   (0.35) 62.7   (1.16) 86.5   (1.31) 90.2   (1.47) 31.9   (0.23) 35.8   (0.25) 21.4   (0.54) 16.2   (0.88) 58.6   (1.68) 34.2   (2.07)
North Dakota 92.6   (0.51) 94.1   (0.41) 80.4   (7.18) 86.6   (4.34) 67.6   (8.97) 91.0   (5.22) 28.8   (1.00) 29.8   (1.11) 23.3 ! (8.35) 19.4   (4.75) 38.2   (8.59) 23.2 ! (7.29)

Ohio
90.5   (0.13) 91.9   (0.13) 85.4   (0.57) 77.4   (1.26) 86.8   (1.18) 89.1   (1.50) 28.8   (0.21) 29.9   (0.21) 17.6   (0.57) 20.3   (1.28) 59.6   (1.67) 27.7   (1.75)
Oklahoma 88.5   (0.28) 91.3   (0.25) 90.6   (0.89) 61.7   (1.67) 86.0   (2.16) 89.3   (1.01) 25.8   (0.38) 28.3   (0.44) 19.4   (1.39) 9.9   (0.98) 53.5   (3.84) 25.2   (1.82)
Oregon 90.2   (0.26) 94.0   (0.22) 88.6   (2.22) 62.5   (1.58) 86.9   (1.29) 90.5   (1.43) 34.2   (0.38) 36.1   (0.42) 27.6   (2.61) 15.9   (0.96) 51.0   (1.88) 30.6   (1.95)
Pennsylvania 91.1   (0.15) 93.2   (0.10) 87.6   (0.59) 71.4   (1.03) 85.7   (1.03) 92.1   (1.25) 31.8   (0.22) 33.3   (0.24) 19.8   (0.79) 16.8   (0.79) 59.2   (1.36) 28.7   (2.17)
Rhode Island 88.8   (0.45) 91.7   (0.40) 87.7   (1.94) 73.6   (2.30) 86.5   (2.81) 88.8   (4.31) 34.5   (0.71) 37.9   (0.81) 23.6   (2.99) 16.1   (1.75) 45.7   (4.23) 35.3   (5.65)

South Carolina
88.1   (0.25) 91.0   (0.28) 83.5   (0.66) 69.2   (1.73) 91.7   (1.83) 90.2   (1.78) 28.2   (0.31) 33.0   (0.40) 15.6   (0.65) 18.3   (1.35) 52.4   (3.04) 31.5   (3.14)
South Dakota 92.2   (0.46) 94.7   (0.39) 76.1   (7.61) 68.5   (6.39) 68.3   (9.62) 83.8   (7.59) 28.9   (0.92) 31.1   (0.99) 12.1 ! (5.65) 15.0   (4.32) 44.5   (8.72) 25.8 ! (7.75)
Tennessee 87.8   (0.20) 89.4   (0.20) 85.9   (0.54) 65.0   (1.66) 83.4   (1.83) 90.6   (1.52) 27.4   (0.29) 28.7   (0.31) 20.0   (0.72) 17.4   (1.25) 51.4   (2.45) 35.7   (2.39)
Texas 83.9   (0.13) 94.4   (0.10) 90.0   (0.27) 66.7   (0.28) 87.7   (0.47) 93.7   (0.72) 30.3   (0.14) 39.3   (0.20) 25.1   (0.44) 15.1   (0.21) 59.8   (0.71) 39.6   (1.21)
Utah 92.7   (0.33) 95.7   (0.24) 88.5   (4.08) 73.7   (1.79) 91.4   (1.79) 96.2   (1.74) 35.0   (0.51) 37.8   (0.54) 22.5   (5.57) 16.6   (1.23) 51.1   (3.62) 35.5   (3.63)

Vermont
93.4   (0.61) 93.6   (0.61)   (†) 89.0   (4.72) 90.1   (7.83) 85.6   (6.87) 39.1   (1.00) 38.2   (0.97)   (†) 35.9   (8.92) 80.9   (6.90) 51.8   (10.40)
Virginia 90.0   (0.17) 93.1   (0.15) 86.1   (0.47) 72.0   (1.13) 90.7   (0.52) 92.2   (1.10) 39.5   (0.29) 43.0   (0.32) 24.5   (0.65) 24.9   (0.92) 63.5   (1.01) 39.6   (2.03)
Washington 91.6   (0.15) 95.2   (0.14) 90.0   (1.02) 66.8   (0.93) 89.6   (0.48) 94.0   (0.69) 36.7   (0.31) 37.9   (0.32) 27.3   (1.55) 16.2   (0.63) 55.0   (1.03) 36.7   (1.58)
West Virginia 88.1   (0.39) 88.0   (0.40) 91.4   (1.78) 76.2   (5.27) 98.7   (1.06) 82.0   (4.38) 21.4   (0.56) 21.4   (0.58) 13.4   (1.77) 24.4   (4.66) 61.6   (7.39) 18.3   (4.52)
Wisconsin 92.3   (0.19) 94.3   (0.16) 85.2   (1.10) 71.6   (1.77) 83.0   (2.13) 95.3   (1.65) 30.2   (0.37) 31.6   (0.37) 15.8   (1.45) 16.5   (1.34) 45.8   (2.92) 36.8   (3.72)
Wyoming 92.7   (0.60) 93.8   (0.53)   (†) 81.0   (3.83)   (†) 95.1   (3.64) 27.0   (0.83) 28.5   (0.94)   (†) 10.1   (2.12)   (†)   (†)
†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, American Community Survey (ACS), 2018. (This table was prepared February 2020.)

2019 Tables and Figures All Years of Tables and Figures Most Recent Full Issue of the Digest