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Percentage distribution of public school principals, by highest degree earned and state: 2017–18

State Bachelor's degree or less   Master's degree   Education specialist or professional diploma1   Doctorate or first professional degree  
United States 1.8   61.8   25.9   10.5  
                 
Alabama #   37.1   50.3   12.6  
Alaska   78.3   16.3    
Arizona 5.1 ! 70.3   15.1   9.5  
Arkansas #   71.8   24.1    
California 8.2   68.8   10.5   12.5  
                 
Colorado   66.3   20.8   8.5  
Connecticut #   10.0   78.0   12.0 !
Delaware   55.3   20.0   21.8  
District of Columbia        
Florida 1.2 ! 67.6   18.1   13.2  
                 
Georgia #   13.5   58.3   28.2  
Hawaii 17.6   66.3   8.6 ! 7.5 !
Idaho #   63.8   30.9   5.2 !
Illinois #   65.5   18.0   16.5  
Indiana   62.1   29.8   6.8 !
                 
Iowa   69.2   27.0    
Kansas #   75.5   16.2   8.4 !
Kentucky #   24.6   71.1    
Louisiana   70.2   19.4   9.9 !
Maine #   61.3   34.5   4.1  
                 
Maryland        
Massachusetts 1.3 ! 63.7   22.1   13.0  
Michigan 1.9 ! 66.0   26.9   5.2 !
Minnesota   20.3   69.3   9.3 !
Mississippi #   67.4   22.7   10.0  
                 
Missouri   22.8   52.6   21.8  
Montana   86.0   11.0    
Nebraska #   70.1   25.9   4.0 !
Nevada   71.6   21.3   6.5 !
New Hampshire   62.6   27.2   7.1 !
                 
New Jersey #   76.3   6.4 ! 17.3  
New Mexico #   73.5   15.2   11.3  
New York   40.7   50.6   8.4  
North Carolina   71.3   16.1   11.9  
North Dakota 6.1 ! 75.6   11.8   6.5 !
                 
Ohio 1.4 ! 68.8   24.2   5.7 !
Oklahoma   91.7   6.3 !  
Oregon   49.5   38.5   10.6 !
Pennsylvania   53.9   29.7   15.9  
Rhode Island #   57.8   35.5   6.7 !
                 
South Carolina   52.6   35.9   11.0  
South Dakota   58.1   27.2   11.9  
Tennessee   37.3   45.4   16.7  
Texas 1.4   82.6   8.1   7.9  
Utah   75.0   19.5   3.8 !
                 
Vermont   61.6   29.4   5.5 !
Virginia #   65.0   17.9   17.1  
Washington #   61.7   32.4   5.9 !
West Virginia #   78.0   20.1    
Wisconsin   70.3   26.2    
Wyoming   83.9   9.5 ! 3.1 !
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 percent and 50 percent (i.e., the standard error is at least 30 percent and less than 50 percent of the estimate).
‡ Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error is 50 percent or more of the estimate) or the response rate is below 50 percent.
1 At least 1 year beyond the master's level.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding and because some data are not shown.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS), "Preliminary Public School Principal Restricted-Use Data File," 2017–18.