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50 State Comparison - Fiscal, Economics, and Population Table

Bachelor's Degree Recipients

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Percent of population 25 years and over who have earned a bachelor's degree, 2003 to 2009.

State 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Alabama 21.2% 21.9% 21.4% 21.1% 21.4% 22.0% 22.0%
Alaska 26.6% 27.2% 27.3% 26.9% 26.0% 27.3% 26.6%
Arizona 24.3% 24.7% 25.6% 25.5% 25.3% 25.1% 25.6%
Arkansas 19.0% 18.1% 18.9% 18.2% 19.3% 18.8% 18.9%
California 29.1% 29.4% 29.5% 29.0% 29.5% 29.6% 29.9%
Colorado 34.7% 33.7% 35.5% 34.3% 35.0% 35.6% 35.9%
Connecticut 34.6% 34.6% 34.9% 33.7% 34.7% 35.6% 35.6%
Delaware 27.6% 28.1% 27.6% 27.0% 26.1% 27.5% 28.7%
District of Columbia 44.2% 47.7% 45.3% 45.9% 47.5% 48.2% 48.5%
Florida 25.0% 25.4% 25.1% 25.3% 25.8% 25.8% 25.3%
Georgia 25.7% 25.6% 27.1% 26.6% 27.1% 27.5% 27.5%
Hawaii 28.2% 29.1% 27.9% 29.7% 29.2% 29.1% 29.6%
Idaho 24.0% 23.8% 23.3% 23.3% 24.5% 24.0% 23.9%
Illinois 28.1% 29.1% 29.2% 28.9% 29.5% 29.9% 30.6%
Indiana 21.0% 21.5% 21.3% 21.7% 22.1% 22.9% 22.5%
Iowa 22.5% 23.9% 23.8% 24.0% 24.3% 24.3% 25.1%
Kansas 28.7% 28.3% 28.2% 28.6% 28.8% 29.6% 29.5%
Kentucky 18.6% 19.0% 19.3% 20.0% 20.0% 19.7% 21.0%
Louisiana 21.3% 21.5% 20.6% 20.3% 20.4% 20.3% 21.4%
Maine 25.9% 26.1% 25.6% 25.8% 26.7% 25.4% 26.9%
Maryland 34.5% 34.8% 34.5% 35.1% 35.2% 35.2% 35.7%
Massachusetts 35.8% 37.4% 36.9% 37.0% 37.9% 38.1% 38.2%
Michigan 24.3% 24.6% 24.7% 24.5% 24.7% 24.7% 24.6%
Minnesota 30.6% 29.7% 30.7% 30.4% 31.0% 31.5% 31.5%
Mississippi 18.7% 18.9% 18.7% 18.8% 18.9% 19.4% 19.6%
Missouri 24.1% 24.3% 24.0% 24.3% 24.5% 25.0% 25.2%
Montana 25.8% 27.5% 26.5% 27.4% 27.0% 27.1% 27.4%
Nebraska 25.3% 26.6% 27.3% 26.9% 27.5% 27.1% 27.4%
Nevada 19.5% 19.3% 20.6% 20.8% 21.8% 21.9% 21.8%
New Hampshire 30.3% 32.1% 31.8% 31.9% 32.5% 33.3% 32.0%
New Jersey 32.1% 33.3% 34.2% 33.4% 33.9% 34.4% 34.5%
New Mexico 23.7% 23.6% 25.1% 25.3% 24.8% 24.7% 25.3%
New York 29.7% 30.5% 31.3% 31.2% 31.7% 31.9% 32.4%
North Carolina 24.3% 24.6% 25.1% 24.8% 25.6% 26.1% 26.5%
North Dakota 25.0% 24.0% 25.5% 25.6% 25.7% 26.9% 25.8%
Ohio 23.0% 23.3% 23.3% 23.0% 24.1% 24.1% 24.1%
Oklahoma 21.9% 22.2% 22.4% 22.1% 22.8% 22.2% 22.7%
Oregon 26.4% 27.7% 27.7% 27.5% 28.3% 28.1% 29.2%
Pennsylvania 24.2% 24.7% 25.7% 25.4% 25.8% 26.3% 26.4%
Rhode Island 29.1% 28.1% 29.3% 29.6% 29.8% 30.0% 30.5%
South Carolina 23.2% 24.6% 23.0% 22.7% 23.5% 23.7% 24.3%
South Dakota 23.1% 23.2% 24.7% 24.8% 25.0% 25.1% 25.1%
Tennessee 21.5% 22.2% 21.8% 21.7% 21.8% 22.9% 23.0%
Texas 24.5% 25.6% 25.1% 24.7% 25.2% 25.3% 25.5%
United States of America 26.5% 27.0% 27.2% 27.0% 27.5% 27.7% 27.9%
Utah 26.2% 28.0% 27.9% 28.6% 28.7% 29.1% 28.5%
Vermont 32.0% 32.0% 32.5% 32.4% 33.6% 32.1% 33.1%
Virginia 32.2% 32.7% 33.2% 32.7% 33.6% 33.7% 34.0%
Washington 30.2% 31.3% 30.1% 30.5% 30.3% 30.7% 31.0%
West Virginia 17.0% 16.3% 16.9% 16.5% 17.3% 17.1% 17.3%
Wisconsin 23.8% 24.1% 25.0% 25.1% 25.4% 25.7% 25.7%
Wyoming 23.7% 24.8% 23.2% 22.7% 23.4% 23.6% 23.8%

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