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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 or jurisdiction: 2021
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
State or jurisdiction 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 228,290   (52.8) 111,276   (31.5) 117,014   (31.9) 89.4   (0.04) 88.6   (0.05) 90.2   (0.04) 35.0   (0.06) 33.9   (0.07) 36.1   (0.07)
Alabama 3,454   (4.7) 1,641   (3.4) 1,813   (3.4) 88.0   (0.26) 86.5   (0.36) 89.4   (0.31) 27.6   (0.34) 26.8   (0.42) 28.3   (0.43)
Alaska 485   (1.9) 248   (1.8) 237   (1.9) 92.8   (0.58) 91.3   (0.81) 94.4   (0.64) 32.5   (1.05) 26.7   (1.41) 38.5   (1.35)
Arizona 4,981   (2.3) 2,457   (2.5) 2,524   (2.0) 88.9   (0.17) 88.3   (0.23) 89.6   (0.24) 32.4   (0.27) 32.3   (0.34) 32.4   (0.33)
Arkansas 2,035   (3.6) 981   (3.1) 1,054   (2.6) 88.5   (0.30) 87.2   (0.46) 89.8   (0.34) 25.1   (0.40) 23.6   (0.54) 26.6   (0.50)
California 26,922   (5.9) 13,311   (5.3) 13,612   (4.6) 84.5   (0.09) 83.9   (0.11) 85.1   (0.11) 36.2   (0.12) 35.4   (0.16) 36.9   (0.15)

Colorado
4,045   (3.7) 2,035   (3.3) 2,011   (2.9) 92.5   (0.18) 91.7   (0.25) 93.4   (0.21) 44.5   (0.29) 43.1   (0.40) 45.8   (0.36)
Connecticut 2,533   (2.1) 1,220   (1.8) 1,313   (1.4) 91.2   (0.30) 90.3   (0.41) 92.0   (0.28) 41.9   (0.37) 40.3   (0.48) 43.3   (0.43)
Delaware 711   (1.5) 339   (1.4) 372   (1.4) 91.1   (0.49) 90.2   (0.71) 91.9   (0.60) 34.9   (0.73) 33.4   (0.81) 36.3   (1.03)
District of Columbia 479   (0.5) 226   (0.5) 253   (0.4) 92.8   (0.58) 93.3   (0.85) 92.4   (0.77) 63.1   (0.92) 63.7   (1.23) 62.5   (1.12)
Florida 15,763   (6.5) 7,632   (5.1) 8,131   (4.5) 89.8   (0.10) 89.1   (0.13) 90.5   (0.13) 33.2   (0.18) 32.6   (0.24) 33.8   (0.20)

Georgia
7,238   (6.7) 3,447   (5.2) 3,791   (5.1) 89.0   (0.15) 87.7   (0.24) 90.3   (0.19) 34.6   (0.28) 33.2   (0.35) 35.9   (0.32)
Hawaii 1,018   (2.1) 502   (1.7) 515   (1.8) 92.8   (0.35) 92.2   (0.46) 93.5   (0.42) 36.0   (0.60) 33.6   (0.81) 38.4   (0.73)
Idaho 1,259   (2.1) 625   (2.0) 634   (1.6) 91.2   (0.41) 90.2   (0.52) 92.1   (0.53) 31.0   (0.55) 29.6   (0.72) 32.3   (0.70)
Illinois 8,733   (6.3) 4,251   (5.0) 4,482   (4.1) 90.2   (0.16) 89.5   (0.21) 91.0   (0.17) 37.2   (0.18) 35.8   (0.27) 38.5   (0.23)
Indiana 4,560   (4.6) 2,226   (3.8) 2,334   (3.4) 90.7   (0.20) 90.2   (0.24) 91.1   (0.25) 29.1   (0.27) 27.4   (0.38) 30.7   (0.30)

Iowa
2,142   (4.0) 1,056   (3.1) 1,086   (2.8) 93.5   (0.23) 93.0   (0.32) 94.0   (0.33) 30.1   (0.49) 28.1   (0.59) 32.1   (0.60)
Kansas 1,945   (3.1) 958   (3.0) 987   (2.7) 92.1   (0.24) 91.0   (0.37) 93.2   (0.31) 35.9   (0.48) 34.9   (0.66) 36.9   (0.52)
Kentucky 3,078   (2.6) 1,494   (2.6) 1,584   (2.7) 88.1   (0.28) 86.8   (0.36) 89.3   (0.33) 27.3   (0.34) 25.5   (0.41) 29.0   (0.43)
Louisiana 3,122   (4.5) 1,498   (3.8) 1,624   (3.4) 86.8   (0.25) 84.5   (0.39) 88.9   (0.29) 26.4   (0.39) 24.5   (0.51) 28.2   (0.43)
Maine 1,018   (1.7) 495   (1.7) 523   (1.5) 94.3   (0.32) 93.0   (0.46) 95.5   (0.45) 36.2   (0.71) 33.4   (0.97) 38.8   (0.82)

Maryland
4,277   (3.0) 2,039   (2.0) 2,238   (2.4) 91.1   (0.18) 90.0   (0.24) 92.1   (0.20) 42.5   (0.30) 41.3   (0.41) 43.6   (0.35)
Massachusetts 4,935   (2.9) 2,374   (2.7) 2,561   (2.0) 91.1   (0.17) 90.7   (0.20) 91.5   (0.22) 46.7   (0.30) 45.7   (0.40) 47.5   (0.37)
Michigan 6,976   (5.9) 3,407   (4.1) 3,570   (4.7) 91.7   (0.14) 90.9   (0.21) 92.5   (0.17) 31.6   (0.23) 30.3   (0.30) 32.7   (0.26)
Minnesota 3,905   (5.6) 1,928   (4.6) 1,977   (5.6) 94.0   (0.18) 93.7   (0.24) 94.4   (0.20) 38.8   (0.35) 37.0   (0.48) 40.5   (0.45)
Mississippi 1,966   (4.3) 930   (3.2) 1,036   (3.1) 86.7   (0.28) 84.1   (0.47) 89.0   (0.34) 24.8   (0.42) 21.4   (0.55) 27.8   (0.51)

Missouri
4,227   (5.0) 2,043   (4.0) 2,184   (3.2) 91.6   (0.18) 90.8   (0.29) 92.4   (0.22) 31.9   (0.34) 30.9   (0.46) 32.9   (0.38)
Montana 766   (2.0) 386   (1.7) 380   (1.6) 94.5   (0.35) 93.5   (0.53) 95.5   (0.46) 35.5   (0.75) 34.7   (0.92) 36.2   (1.00)
Nebraska 1,294   (2.6) 639   (2.3) 655   (2.3) 92.0   (0.31) 91.1   (0.44) 92.8   (0.42) 34.7   (0.54) 33.0   (0.72) 36.3   (0.65)
Nevada 2,191   (2.2) 1,096   (1.7) 1,095   (1.5) 87.2   (0.39) 86.8   (0.46) 87.5   (0.43) 27.8   (0.43) 27.2   (0.54) 28.4   (0.58)
New Hampshire 1,008   (1.8) 498   (1.5) 510   (1.3) 94.4   (0.31) 94.3   (0.37) 94.6   (0.42) 40.3   (0.77) 39.9   (1.08) 40.6   (0.85)

New Jersey
6,477   (3.1) 3,131   (2.8) 3,345   (2.2) 91.0   (0.16) 90.6   (0.20) 91.4   (0.20) 43.3   (0.26) 42.8   (0.27) 43.8   (0.35)
New Mexico 1,449   (3.6) 712   (3.0) 737   (2.3) 87.4   (0.42) 86.9   (0.49) 87.9   (0.54) 30.1   (0.45) 28.7   (0.60) 31.5   (0.57)
New York 13,994   (6.1) 6,721   (4.4) 7,273   (4.6) 88.0   (0.12) 87.4   (0.19) 88.6   (0.15) 39.9   (0.19) 38.1   (0.23) 41.5   (0.25)
North Carolina 7,247   (5.4) 3,459   (4.7) 3,788   (4.6) 89.7   (0.14) 88.4   (0.21) 91.0   (0.17) 35.0   (0.26) 33.2   (0.32) 36.7   (0.30)
North Dakota 506   (2.5) 259   (2.0) 247   (1.8) 94.2   (0.45) 93.4   (0.61) 94.9   (0.66) 31.9   (1.04) 29.8   (1.42) 34.1   (1.29)

Ohio
8,123   (5.3) 3,938   (4.1) 4,185   (4.6) 91.7   (0.13) 91.2   (0.15) 92.3   (0.19) 30.6   (0.23) 29.6   (0.30) 31.5   (0.28)
Oklahoma 2,642   (4.0) 1,288   (3.2) 1,354   (3.0) 89.0   (0.26) 87.8   (0.34) 90.2   (0.35) 28.5   (0.43) 28.1   (0.57) 28.8   (0.45)
Oregon 3,033   (2.9) 1,493   (3.0) 1,539   (3.0) 91.8   (0.21) 91.0   (0.31) 92.4   (0.23) 36.5   (0.37) 35.0   (0.47) 38.1   (0.45)
Pennsylvania 9,178   (5.2) 4,469   (5.0) 4,709   (4.8) 92.0   (0.13) 91.3   (0.16) 92.6   (0.19) 34.6   (0.22) 33.7   (0.29) 35.5   (0.25)
Rhode Island 772   (1.6) 371   (1.1) 402   (1.3) 89.3   (0.47) 88.7   (0.65) 89.8   (0.57) 36.4   (0.66) 35.5   (0.86) 37.2   (0.85)

South Carolina
3,602   (4.2) 1,710   (3.2) 1,893   (2.8) 89.6   (0.24) 88.6   (0.33) 90.4   (0.28) 31.5   (0.36) 30.8   (0.48) 32.1   (0.42)
South Dakota 589   (2.5) 297   (1.9) 292   (1.9) 93.5   (0.50) 92.5   (0.64) 94.5   (0.67) 31.2   (1.06) 29.5   (1.28) 33.0   (1.28)
Tennessee 4,817   (4.3) 2,317   (3.7) 2,500   (3.7) 89.7   (0.17) 88.5   (0.25) 90.8   (0.19) 30.7   (0.28) 29.4   (0.34) 31.8   (0.35)
Texas 19,230   (9.2) 9,465   (7.4) 9,764   (5.8) 85.4   (0.13) 84.6   (0.17) 86.2   (0.14) 33.2   (0.14) 32.3   (0.18) 34.0   (0.20)
Utah 2,015   (2.9) 1,012   (2.7) 1,003   (2.3) 93.1   (0.25) 92.7   (0.32) 93.6   (0.34) 36.2   (0.50) 38.0   (0.63) 34.4   (0.55)

Vermont
463   (1.3) 226   (1.2) 238   (1.1) 94.4   (0.46) 92.4   (0.86) 96.3   (0.50) 43.6   (0.96) 37.9   (1.34) 49.0   (1.12)
Virginia 5,946   (5.8) 2,892   (4.2) 3,054   (4.0) 91.4   (0.15) 90.9   (0.20) 92.0   (0.19) 41.8   (0.26) 41.1   (0.30) 42.4   (0.33)
Washington 5,399   (4.1) 2,692   (3.3) 2,707   (3.2) 92.4   (0.14) 91.9   (0.18) 93.0   (0.18) 39.2   (0.26) 38.2   (0.33) 40.1   (0.30)
West Virginia 1,267   (2.2) 622   (2.1) 645   (1.7) 88.8   (0.36) 87.9   (0.52) 89.6   (0.45) 24.0   (0.52) 22.4   (0.74) 25.5   (0.57)
Wisconsin 4,078   (5.3) 2,019   (4.1) 2,059   (4.3) 93.5   (0.18) 92.5   (0.24) 94.5   (0.22) 32.4   (0.35) 30.5   (0.43) 34.3   (0.46)
Wyoming 395   (1.5) 202   (1.5) 194   (1.3) 93.5   (0.47) 93.4   (0.65) 93.7   (0.63) 29.1   (1.08) 28.1   (1.30) 30.2   (1.36)

Other jurisdictions
                                                     
Puerto Rico 2,402   (2.2) 1,108   (1.9) 1,294   (1.5) 79.7   (0.37) 77.2   (0.54) 81.9   (0.44) 28.5   (0.41) 22.9   (0.52) 33.4   (0.50)
1Includes equivalency credentials, such as the GED.
NOTE: Data 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). Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS), 2021. (This table was prepared March 2023.)

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