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

State Less than a bachelor's degree   Bachelor's degree   Master's degree   Higher than a master's degree1  
United States 2.7   39.3   49.2   8.8  
                 
Alabama 3.3   38.3   48.0   10.5  
Alaska 3.7   37.5   47.5   11.3  
Arizona 4.5   48.1   39.2   8.2  
Arkansas 3.8   46.3   43.9   5.9  
California 2.3   40.5   43.2   14.0  
                 
Colorado 3.1   36.0   52.5   8.4  
Connecticut 2.8 ! 11.3   68.1   17.8  
Delaware 3.1 ! 27.8   60.1   9.0  
District of Columbia        
Florida 2.8   55.4   36.8   5.0  
                 
Georgia 1.9 ! 32.0   44.8   21.2  
Hawaii 1.9   40.8   41.1   16.1  
Idaho 4.1   53.5   36.8   5.6  
Illinois 2.2 ! 32.1   58.1   7.6  
Indiana 2.0   50.2   40.8   6.9  
                 
Iowa 3.1   54.5   38.2   4.2  
Kansas 2.3   40.0   52.2   5.5  
Kentucky 1.7 ! 17.3   64.8   16.1  
Louisiana 2.6   62.5   26.8   8.1  
Maine 3.1 ! 41.6   48.9   6.4  
                 
Maryland        
Massachusetts 2.6   16.7   71.8   8.9  
Michigan 2.8 ! 28.4   62.5   6.3  
Minnesota 1.5   30.5   58.5   9.6  
Mississippi 4.0 ! 45.5   44.9   5.6  
                 
Missouri 1.8 ! 32.3   59.9   6.0  
Montana 2.6   50.1   42.7   4.6  
Nebraska 3.1 ! 38.7   54.2   4.0  
Nevada 3.7   28.3   53.6   14.3  
New Hampshire 2.8   36.5   52.5   8.2  
                 
New Jersey 2.8   42.5   45.5   9.2  
New Mexico 4.1 ! 40.0   49.9   5.9  
New York 1.6   4.7   83.1   10.6  
North Carolina 3.2   58.7   34.0   4.2  
North Dakota 3.9   55.4   35.4   5.3  
                 
Ohio 2.9   28.2   60.8   8.1  
Oklahoma 3.0   66.3   27.6   3.0  
Oregon 1.1 ! 19.6   68.1   11.2  
Pennsylvania 3.0   28.3   57.3   11.4  
Rhode Island 1.6 ! 40.3   50.8   7.3  
                 
South Carolina 5.1   31.2   54.2   9.4  
South Dakota 2.2 ! 60.7   32.9   4.2 !
Tennessee 3.4   38.0   46.1   12.5  
Texas 3.4   67.5   26.0   3.1  
Utah 3.9   54.2   33.4   8.5  
                 
Vermont 1.8 ! 33.9   57.0   7.2  
Virginia 2.9   34.3   55.1   7.7  
Washington 2.3 ! 28.2   60.8   8.7  
West Virginia 3.7   38.3   47.9   10.1  
Wisconsin 2.4 ! 41.2   48.6   7.9  
Wyoming 2.9 ! 44.9   46.6   5.6  
‡ Reporting standards not met. The response rate is below 50 percent.
! 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).
1 Higher than a master's degree is defined as a teacher who completed any of the following: an educational specialist or professional diploma, a certificate of advanced graduate studies, or a doctorate or first professional degree.
NOTE: Teachers include both full-time and part-time teachers. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS), "Public School Teacher Data File," 2017–18.