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50 State Comparison - Postsecondary Education Data Table

Degrees Awarded

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Bachelor's degrees awarded by all degree-granting institutions, 2002-03 to 2008-09.

State 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Alabama 20,479 21,386 21,616 21,995 21,981 23,448 24,245
Alaska 1,363 1,405 1,427 1,573 1,512 1,498 1,626
Arizona 23,372 26,225 29,133 32,708 36,605 39,016 39,898
Arkansas 10,591 10,784 11,191 11,340 11,479 11,574 12,027
California 135,844 142,418 146,959 151,021 153,312 158,652 160,930
Colorado 23,101 24,107 25,230 27,671 28,865 29,185 28,833
Connecticut 15,850 16,643 16,617 17,786 18,290 18,715 18,950
Delaware 5,164 5,101 5,247 5,410 5,113 5,322 5,472
District of Columbia 8,900 9,435 9,199 10,556 10,261 10,736 10,957
Florida 58,933 63,811 65,839 69,899 73,874 77,460 80,275
Georgia 31,974 36,162 35,515 36,332 37,418 39,035 40,461
Hawaii 5,047 5,499 5,300 5,813 5,695 5,853 5,797
Idaho 5,975 6,042 7,295 7,781 7,996 7,912 9,066
Illinois 59,569 59,537 63,913 68,016 69,946 69,621 69,339
Indiana 35,284 36,388 36,655 38,093 38,533 38,991 39,583
Iowa 20,034 20,174 20,786 21,435 22,388 24,265 26,239
Kansas 15,744 16,022 16,221 16,677 17,065 17,048 17,521
Kentucky 16,254 17,243 17,862 18,646 19,079 19,639 19,996
Louisiana 21,182 21,336 21,494 19,936 21,671 21,163 21,425
Maine 6,158 6,059 6,500 6,544 6,900 7,109 6,909
Maryland 23,556 23,999 25,018 25,693 25,694 26,085 26,854
Massachusetts 44,726 45,583 45,714 47,024 47,885 49,526 50,106
Michigan 50,178 51,166 51,207 51,756 53,280 54,010 54,641
Minnesota 25,783 27,324 28,275 28,911 29,618 30,378 31,275
Mississippi 11,797 11,663 11,681 11,803 12,052 12,186 12,430
Missouri 33,291 34,006 34,352 35,231 35,755 35,736 38,370
Montana 5,238 5,369 5,177 5,118 5,217 5,198 5,252
Nebraska 11,025 11,439 11,999 12,150 12,332 12,360 12,575
Nevada 4,877 5,136 5,608 6,595 6,390 6,860 7,119
New Hampshire 7,563 7,908 8,107 8,030 8,306 8,460 8,879
New Jersey 29,604 30,564 31,987 32,251 32,727 33,645 34,625
New Mexico 7,027 7,217 7,342 7,491 7,839 7,791 7,875
New York 105,103 106,995 109,852 111,766 114,081 118,387 120,999
North Carolina 37,272 38,774 39,303 39,969 41,263 43,452 44,834
North Dakota 4,882 5,033 5,161 5,487 5,543 5,531 5,604
Ohio 54,852 56,256 56,969 58,522 59,025 59,385 60,048
Oklahoma 16,348 17,424 18,266 18,909 18,892 19,218 19,634
Oregon 15,601 16,664 16,867 17,631 17,906 17,920 17,918
Pennsylvania 72,351 75,343 77,765 79,791 81,042 82,132 84,692
Rhode Island 9,108 9,251 9,472 9,686 9,982 10,265 10,291
South Carolina 17,817 17,891 18,795 19,313 19,484 20,257 21,058
South Dakota 4,344 4,752 4,771 4,850 4,965 4,992 5,031
Tennessee 24,369 24,983 26,032 26,330 27,272 27,649 29,388
Texas 82,649 85,539 88,757 92,027 95,747 98,205 102,157
Utah 19,086 19,909 20,799 20,677 20,922 20,959 21,504
Vermont 4,545 4,648 4,892 4,981 5,101 5,315 5,788
Virginia 34,657 35,660 36,970 38,775 39,744 41,236 42,483
Washington 25,908 27,240 28,265 28,570 29,160 29,524 30,091
West Virginia 9,335 9,101 9,574 10,033 11,105 11,488 11,366
Wisconsin 29,645 31,759 31,144 31,434 32,646 33,187 33,651
Wyoming 1,739 1,670 1,695 1,792 1,691 1,802 1,765

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Source of Data: Digest of Education Statistics
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