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Table 104.80.Percentage of persons 18 to 24 years old and age 25 and over, by educational attainment and state or jurisdiction: 2000 and 2021
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
State or jurisdictionPercent of 18- to 24-year-olds who were high school completers1Percent of population 25 years old and over, by educational attainment
20002021
Less than high school completionHigh school completion1 or higherBachelor's or higher degreeLess than high school completionHigh school completion1 or higher Some college/
associate‚Äôs degree
Bachelor's or higher degree
20002021TotalBachelor's degreeGraduate degreeTotalHigh school onlyTotalBachelor's degreeGraduate degree
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   United States 74.7(0.02)88.4(0.07)19.6(0.01)80.4(0.01)24.4(0.01)15.5(0.01)8.9(#)10.6(0.04)89.4(0.04)26.3(0.05)28.1(0.04)35.0(0.06)21.3(0.04)13.8(0.04)
Alabama 72.2(0.15)86.9(0.80)24.7(0.06)75.3(0.06)19.0(0.05)12.1(0.04)6.9(0.03)12.0(0.26)88.0(0.26)31.2(0.36)29.2(0.40)27.6(0.34)16.9(0.27)10.7(0.21)
Alaska 76.9(0.40)84.7(1.96)11.7(0.12)88.3(0.12)24.7(0.16)16.1(0.13)8.6(0.10)7.2(0.58)92.8(0.58)27.5(0.95)32.9(1.01)32.5(1.05)20.7(0.93)11.8(0.72)
Arizona 69.2(0.19)85.2(0.57)19.0(0.06)81.0(0.06)23.5(0.07)15.1(0.06)8.4(0.04)11.1(0.17)88.9(0.17)23.5(0.26)33.1(0.26)32.4(0.27)19.7(0.21)12.6(0.19)
Arkansas 75.4(0.19)88.8(0.91)24.7(0.07)75.3(0.07)16.7(0.06)11.0(0.05)5.7(0.04)11.5(0.30)88.5(0.30)34.2(0.43)29.2(0.41)25.1(0.40)15.7(0.34)9.4(0.24)
California 70.7(0.07)90.1(0.20)23.2(0.03)76.8(0.03)26.6(0.03)17.1(0.02)9.5(0.02)15.5(0.09)84.5(0.09)20.7(0.11)27.6(0.12)36.2(0.12)22.1(0.10)14.1(0.08)

Colorado

75.1


(0.15)

87.7


(0.64)

13.1


(0.05)

86.9


(0.05)

32.7


(0.06)

21.6


(0.06)

11.1


(0.04)

7.5


(0.18)

92.5


(0.18)

20.3


(0.28)

27.8


(0.28)

44.5


(0.29)

27.6


(0.27)

16.9


(0.21)
Connecticut 78.2(0.21)90.2(0.71)16.0(0.06)84.0(0.06)31.4(0.08)18.1(0.07)13.3(0.06)8.8(0.30)91.2(0.30)25.7(0.39)23.6(0.31)41.9(0.37)23.2(0.30)18.7(0.27)
Delaware 77.6(0.41)89.0(1.58)17.4(0.14)82.6(0.14)25.0(0.16)15.6(0.14)9.4(0.11)8.9(0.49)91.1(0.49)28.3(0.72)27.8(0.67)34.9(0.73)20.0(0.69)14.9(0.48)
District of Columbia79.4(0.40)92.8(1.85)22.2(0.18)77.8(0.18)39.1(0.21)18.1(0.17)21.0(0.18)7.2(0.58)92.8(0.58)14.6(0.63)15.1(0.53)63.1(0.92)25.4(0.83)37.6(0.79)
Florida 71.7(0.11)86.8(0.36)20.1(0.04)79.9(0.04)22.3(0.04)14.2(0.03)8.1(0.02)10.2(0.10)89.8(0.10)27.6(0.16)29.0(0.18)33.2(0.18)20.6(0.13)12.6(0.11)

Georgia

70.0


(0.15)

85.9


(0.51)

21.4


(0.05)

78.6


(0.05)

24.3


(0.05)

16.0


(0.05)

8.3


(0.04)

11.0


(0.15)

89.0


(0.15)

26.8


(0.24)

27.7


(0.27)

34.6


(0.28)

20.9


(0.25)

13.7


(0.19)
Hawaii 85.8(0.25)93.7(1.04)15.4(0.10)84.6(0.10)26.2(0.12)17.8(0.10)8.4(0.08)7.2(0.35)92.8(0.35)25.6(0.53)31.2(0.56)36.0(0.60)22.6(0.52)13.4(0.37)
Idaho 77.3(0.25)86.9(1.10)15.3(0.09)84.7(0.09)21.7(0.10)14.9(0.09)6.8(0.06)8.8(0.41)91.2(0.41)26.0(0.54)34.2(0.56)31.0(0.55)20.3(0.49)10.6(0.37)
Illinois 76.0(0.09)89.5(0.42)18.6(0.03)81.4(0.03)26.1(0.03)16.6(0.03)9.5(0.02)9.8(0.16)90.2(0.16)25.2(0.19)27.9(0.21)37.2(0.18)22.1(0.17)15.1(0.14)
Indiana 76.5(0.15)86.4(0.61)17.9(0.05)82.1(0.05)19.4(0.05)12.2(0.04)7.2(0.04)9.3(0.20)90.7(0.20)33.0(0.27)28.6(0.26)29.1(0.27)18.5(0.22)10.5(0.19)

Iowa

81.4


(0.16)

90.6


(0.69)

13.9


(0.06)

86.1


(0.06)

21.2


(0.07)

14.7


(0.06)

6.5


(0.04)

6.5


(0.23)

93.5


(0.23)

30.4


(0.38)

32.9


(0.43)

30.1


(0.49)

20.6


(0.42)

9.5


(0.28)
Kansas 78.3(0.18)88.3(0.78)14.0(0.06)86.0(0.06)25.8(0.08)17.1(0.06)8.7(0.05)7.9(0.24)92.1(0.24)26.1(0.43)30.2(0.40)35.9(0.48)22.6(0.42)13.3(0.32)
Kentucky 74.9(0.15)89.6(0.58)25.9(0.06)74.1(0.06)17.1(0.05)10.2(0.04)6.9(0.03)11.9(0.28)88.1(0.28)32.7(0.35)28.1(0.36)27.3(0.34)16.2(0.28)11.1(0.21)
Louisiana 72.3(0.15)85.3(0.81)25.2(0.06)74.8(0.06)18.7(0.05)12.2(0.04)6.5(0.03)13.2(0.25)86.8(0.25)32.7(0.37)27.6(0.31)26.4(0.39)16.8(0.29)9.6(0.25)
Maine 78.9(0.28)89.6(1.59)14.6(0.08)85.4(0.08)22.9(0.10)15.0(0.09)7.9(0.06)5.7(0.32)94.3(0.32)29.7(0.60)28.4(0.69)36.2(0.71)22.7(0.62)13.5(0.44)

Maryland

79.6


(0.16)

88.9


(0.62)

16.2


(0.05)

83.8


(0.05)

31.4


(0.07)

18.0


(0.06)

13.4


(0.05)

8.9


(0.18)

91.1


(0.18)

24.0


(0.24)

24.6


(0.24)

42.5


(0.30)

22.4


(0.26)

20.1


(0.23)
Massachusetts 82.2(0.13)90.3(0.41)15.2(0.05)84.8(0.05)33.2(0.06)19.5(0.05)13.7(0.04)8.9(0.17)91.1(0.17)22.6(0.22)21.8(0.21)46.7(0.30)25.4(0.24)21.3(0.21)
Michigan 76.5(0.10)88.0(0.47)16.6(0.03)83.4(0.03)21.8(0.04)13.7(0.03)8.1(0.02)8.3(0.14)91.7(0.14)28.6(0.21)31.5(0.24)31.6(0.23)19.2(0.19)12.3(0.17)
Minnesota 79.3(0.13)87.8(0.66)12.1(0.04)87.9(0.04)27.4(0.06)19.1(0.05)8.3(0.03)6.0(0.18)94.0(0.18)23.0(0.29)32.2(0.40)38.8(0.35)25.5(0.30)13.3(0.24)
Mississippi 71.3(0.18)86.7(0.91)27.1(0.08)72.9(0.08)16.9(0.06)11.1(0.05)5.8(0.04)13.3(0.28)86.7(0.28)29.7(0.38)32.1(0.46)24.8(0.42)15.5(0.35)9.3(0.23)

Missouri

76.5


(0.13)

87.9


(0.62)

18.7


(0.05)

81.3


(0.05)

21.6


(0.05)

14.0


(0.04)

7.6


(0.03)

8.4


(0.18)

91.6


(0.18)

30.6


(0.30)

29.1


(0.31)

31.9


(0.34)

19.6


(0.26)

12.3


(0.20)
Montana 78.6(0.31)91.1(1.16)12.8(0.10)87.2(0.10)24.4(0.13)17.2(0.11)7.2(0.08)5.5(0.35)94.5(0.35)26.1(0.68)32.9(0.71)35.5(0.75)22.8(0.57)12.7(0.46)
Nebraska 80.0(0.21)89.1(0.82)13.4(0.07)86.6(0.07)23.7(0.09)16.4(0.08)7.3(0.06)8.0(0.31)92.0(0.31)24.6(0.56)32.7(0.52)34.7(0.54)22.2(0.45)12.5(0.39)
Nevada 66.7(0.32)86.4(0.98)19.3(0.10)80.7(0.10)18.2(0.10)12.1(0.08)6.1(0.06)12.8(0.39)87.2(0.39)27.3(0.49)32.1(0.48)27.8(0.43)18.0(0.39)9.8(0.24)
New Hampshire 77.8(0.29)92.0(0.96)12.6(0.08)87.4(0.08)28.7(0.11)18.7(0.10)10.0(0.07)5.6(0.31)94.4(0.31)26.5(0.61)27.7(0.60)40.3(0.77)25.1(0.66)15.2(0.49)

New Jersey

76.3


(0.14)

90.6


(0.39)

17.9


(0.04)

82.1


(0.04)

29.8


(0.05)

18.8


(0.04)

11.0


(0.04)

9.0


(0.16)

91.0


(0.16)

25.4


(0.20)

22.2


(0.25)

43.3


(0.26)

25.7


(0.21)

17.6


(0.17)
New Mexico 70.5(0.24)80.8(1.34)21.1(0.09)78.9(0.09)23.5(0.09)13.7(0.07)9.8(0.06)12.6(0.42)87.4(0.42)25.7(0.42)31.6(0.56)30.1(0.45)15.9(0.34)14.2(0.32)
New York 76.1(0.09)90.3(0.36)20.9(0.03)79.1(0.03)27.4(0.04)15.6(0.03)11.8(0.03)12.0(0.12)88.0(0.12)24.3(0.14)23.8(0.17)39.9(0.19)22.2(0.17)17.7(0.14)
North Carolina 74.2(0.11)89.0(0.44)21.9(0.04)78.1(0.04)22.5(0.04)15.3(0.04)7.2(0.03)10.3(0.14)89.7(0.14)25.0(0.23)29.7(0.20)35.0(0.26)21.8(0.21)13.3(0.16)
North Dakota 84.4(0.24)91.5(1.56)16.1(0.10)83.9(0.10)22.0(0.12)16.5(0.10)5.5(0.06)5.8(0.45)94.2(0.45)25.7(0.67)36.5(0.86)31.9(1.04)22.2(0.91)9.7(0.69)

Ohio

76.8


(0.09)

88.5


(0.43)

17.0


(0.03)

83.0


(0.03)

21.1


(0.03)

13.7


(0.03)

7.4


(0.02)

8.3


(0.13)

91.7


(0.13)

32.9


(0.23)

28.3


(0.19)

30.6


(0.23)

18.8


(0.18)

11.8


(0.15)
Oklahoma 74.8(0.16)84.8(0.76)19.4(0.06)80.6(0.06)20.3(0.06)13.5(0.05)6.8(0.04)11.0(0.26)89.0(0.26)31.1(0.32)29.4(0.41)28.5(0.43)18.8(0.36)9.7(0.28)
Oregon 74.2(0.17)87.6(0.73)14.9(0.05)85.1(0.05)25.1(0.06)16.4(0.06)8.7(0.04)8.2(0.21)91.8(0.21)22.0(0.33)33.2(0.32)36.5(0.37)22.4(0.31)14.1(0.29)
Pennsylvania 79.8(0.09)88.3(0.41)18.1(0.03)81.9(0.03)22.4(0.03)14.0(0.03)8.4(0.02)8.0(0.13)92.0(0.13)33.2(0.21)24.1(0.21)34.6(0.22)20.7(0.15)13.9(0.16)
Rhode Island 81.3(0.32)89.2(1.33)22.0(0.13)78.0(0.13)25.6(0.14)15.9(0.12)9.7(0.10)10.7(0.47)89.3(0.47)28.0(0.52)24.9(0.59)36.4(0.66)20.8(0.60)15.5(0.45)

South Carolina

74.3


(0.18)

87.4


(0.66)

23.7


(0.07)

76.3


(0.07)

20.4


(0.07)

13.5


(0.06)

6.9


(0.04)

10.4


(0.24)

89.6


(0.24)

28.4


(0.32)

29.7


(0.34)

31.5


(0.36)

19.4


(0.30)

12.0


(0.22)
South Dakota 78.2(0.33)85.1(1.72)15.4(0.12)84.6(0.12)21.5(0.13)15.5(0.12)6.0(0.08)6.5(0.50)93.5(0.50)28.1(0.92)34.2(1.08)31.2(1.06)20.9(0.81)10.3(0.74)
Tennessee 75.1(0.16)89.4(0.51)24.1(0.06)75.9(0.06)19.6(0.06)12.8(0.05)6.8(0.03)10.3(0.17)89.7(0.17)31.1(0.24)27.9(0.31)30.7(0.28)19.3(0.24)11.4(0.18)
Texas 68.6(0.08)86.1(0.29)24.3(0.03)75.7(0.03)23.2(0.03)15.6(0.03)7.6(0.02)14.6(0.13)85.4(0.13)24.6(0.14)27.6(0.16)33.2(0.14)21.3(0.14)11.9(0.11)
Utah 80.3(0.16)89.4(0.60)12.3(0.07)87.7(0.07)26.1(0.09)17.8(0.08)8.3(0.06)6.9(0.25)93.1(0.25)22.9(0.43)34.0(0.46)36.2(0.50)23.8(0.38)12.4(0.29)

Vermont

83.0


(0.28)

91.2


(1.76)

13.6


(0.10)

86.4


(0.10)

29.4


(0.13)

18.3


(0.11)

11.1


(0.09)

5.6


(0.46)

94.4


(0.46)

25.9


(0.82)

24.9


(0.86)

43.6


(0.96)

24.9


(0.82)

18.7


(0.78)
Virginia 79.4(0.13)91.5(0.42)18.5(0.05)81.5(0.05)29.5(0.06)17.9(0.05)11.6(0.04)8.6(0.15)91.4(0.15)23.9(0.25)25.8(0.24)41.8(0.26)23.4(0.20)18.3(0.19)
Washington 75.3(0.16)87.5(0.54)12.9(0.05)87.1(0.05)27.7(0.06)18.4(0.05)9.3(0.04)7.6(0.14)92.4(0.14)21.7(0.29)31.6(0.24)39.2(0.26)24.0(0.21)15.2(0.20)
West Virginia 78.2(0.22)89.7(1.12)24.8(0.09)75.2(0.09)14.8(0.07)8.9(0.06)5.9(0.05)11.2(0.36)88.8(0.36)38.7(0.51)26.1(0.48)24.0(0.52)13.8(0.39)10.1(0.33)
Wisconsin 78.9(0.13)89.8(0.70)14.9(0.04)85.1(0.04)22.4(0.05)15.2(0.04)7.2(0.03)6.5(0.18)93.5(0.18)30.0(0.30)31.2(0.36)32.4(0.35)21.7(0.31)10.7(0.21)
Wyoming 79.0(0.41)89.6(2.28)12.1(0.13)87.9(0.13)21.9(0.16)14.9(0.14)7.0(0.10)6.5(0.47)93.5(0.47)26.9(1.09)37.5(0.88)29.1(1.08)18.3(0.79)10.8(0.67)

Other jurisdictions










































  Puerto Rico70.5(0.17)92.8(0.56)40.0(0.16)60.0(0.08)18.3(0.06)13.6(0.06)4.7(0.03)20.3(0.37)79.7(0.37)27.9(0.37)23.3(0.29)28.5(0.41)20.6(0.36)8.0(0.20)
#Rounds to zero.
1Includes completion of high school through equivalency programs, such as a GED program.
NOTE: Data for 2021 are based on sample surveys of the entire population 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), while data for 2000 are based on sample surveys of the population residing in individual housing units only. Caution should be used when comparing data between these two years. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, retrieved October 11, 2006, from https://www.census.gov/library/publications/2003/comm/prodpr03-1.html; Census Briefs, Educational Attainment: 2000; and American Community Survey (ACS), 2021. (This table was prepared March 2023.)

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