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50 State Comparison - Fiscal, Economics, and Population Table

Advanced Degree Recipients

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Percent of population 25 years and over who have earned an advanced degree, 2003 to 2009.

State 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Alabama 7.3% 8.1% 7.9% 7.7% 8.0% 7.7% 7.7%
Alaska 9.4% 9.2% 10.1% 9.5% 9.9% 9.7% 9.0%
Arizona 8.7% 9.2% 9.3% 9.2% 9.2% 9.2% 9.3%
Arkansas 6.8% 6.1% 6.3% 6.2% 6.5% 6.3% 6.1%
California 10.4% 10.4% 10.6% 10.4% 10.5% 10.8% 10.7%
Colorado 12.4% 11.9% 12.3% 12.4% 12.5% 12.7% 12.7%
Connecticut 14.3% 14.6% 15.0% 14.4% 15.4% 15.2% 15.5%
Delaware 10.4% 10.7% 11.1% 10.5% 10.4% 10.8% 11.4%
District of Columbia 22.9% 26.0% 25.2% 25.4% 26.0% 26.7% 28.0%
Florida 9.0% 9.1% 8.8% 8.9% 8.9% 9.0% 9.0%
Georgia 9.0% 8.6% 9.5% 9.2% 9.5% 9.7% 9.9%
Hawaii 9.2% 9.6% 9.1% 9.8% 9.9% 9.9% 9.9%
Idaho 8.0% 7.8% 7.4% 7.1% 7.6% 7.4% 7.5%
Illinois 10.8% 11.2% 10.9% 10.8% 11.0% 11.2% 11.7%
Indiana 8.0% 7.9% 7.7% 8.0% 7.9% 8.1% 8.1%
Iowa 6.8% 7.2% 7.3% 7.4% 7.5% 7.3% 7.4%
Kansas 9.8% 9.4% 9.6% 9.8% 9.8% 10.1% 10.2%
Kentucky 7.6% 7.9% 7.8% 8.2% 8.0% 7.9% 8.5%
Louisiana 6.7% 7.2% 7.1% 6.8% 6.6% 6.5% 6.9%
Maine 8.5% 8.2% 8.6% 8.9% 9.2% 8.9% 9.6%
Maryland 15.2% 15.5% 15.2% 15.7% 15.7% 15.4% 16.0%
Massachusetts 15.0% 15.6% 15.7% 15.6% 16.0% 16.4% 16.4%
Michigan 9.2% 9.5% 9.5% 9.2% 9.5% 9.4% 9.4%
Minnesota 9.5% 8.6% 9.7% 9.6% 10.0% 10.0% 10.3%
Mississippi 6.1% 6.4% 6.5% 6.1% 6.4% 6.8% 7.1%
Missouri 8.6% 9.0% 8.6% 8.7% 8.9% 9.1% 9.5%
Montana 7.5% 7.8% 8.0% 8.4% 8.6% 8.4% 8.3%
Nebraska 7.9% 8.3% 8.5% 8.4% 8.8% 8.6% 8.8%
Nevada 6.7% 7.0% 6.6% 7.2% 7.5% 7.0% 7.6%
New Hampshire 10.7% 11.6% 11.7% 11.2% 11.5% 12.0% 11.2%
New Jersey 11.8% 12.4% 12.5% 12.4% 12.7% 12.8% 12.9%
New Mexico 10.4% 9.9% 10.9% 10.9% 10.2% 10.7% 10.4%
New York 12.5% 13.2% 13.4% 13.3% 13.5% 13.8% 14.0%
North Carolina 7.8% 7.7% 8.0% 8.3% 8.6% 8.6% 8.8%
North Dakota 6.4% 6.2% 6.7% 6.5% 6.4% 6.6% 6.7%
Ohio 8.1% 8.4% 8.5% 8.3% 8.8% 8.7% 8.8%
Oklahoma 7.2% 7.0% 7.2% 7.2% 7.6% 7.2% 7.4%
Oregon 9.2% 10.0% 10.0% 10.0% 10.3% 10.1% 10.4%
Pennsylvania 8.8% 9.1% 9.8% 9.6% 9.9% 10.0% 10.2%
Rhode Island 10.7% 11.2% 11.5% 11.3% 11.8% 11.3% 11.7%
South Carolina 7.5% 7.9% 7.9% 7.9% 8.2% 8.5% 8.4%
South Dakota 5.9% 5.9% 7.0% 7.2% 7.0% 7.3% 7.3%
Tennessee 7.5% 7.9% 7.6% 7.5% 7.6% 8.0% 7.9%
Texas 8.1% 8.2% 8.2% 8.0% 8.2% 8.3% 8.5%
United States of America 9.7% 9.9% 10.0% 9.9% 10.1% 10.2% 10.3%
Utah 8.5% 8.6% 8.7% 9.4% 9.1% 9.4% 9.1%
Vermont 12.1% 12.3% 12.3% 12.8% 12.9% 12.2% 13.3%
Virginia 12.4% 13.2% 13.4% 13.2% 13.7% 13.8% 14.1%
Washington 10.0% 10.9% 10.5% 10.7% 10.8% 10.9% 11.1%
West Virginia 6.5% 6.1% 6.8% 6.6% 6.6% 6.7% 6.7%
Wisconsin 8.0% 7.7% 8.1% 8.4% 8.5% 8.6% 8.4%
Wyoming 7.6% 7.6% 7.7% 7.4% 7.7% 7.9% 7.9%

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