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50 State Comparison - Postsecondary Education Data Table

Degrees Awarded

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

State 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Alabama 16,950 17,643 17,810 18,332 18,499 18,926 19,928
Alaska 1,245 1,288 1,304 1,443 1,419 1,408 1,527
Arizona 16,697 17,350 18,299 18,302 18,570 19,198 20,294
Arkansas 8,449 8,537 8,843 8,935 9,188 9,306 9,680
California 98,809 104,322 107,630 110,990 112,661 116,177 117,309
Colorado 18,706 19,135 20,064 20,807 20,448 20,915 20,593
Connecticut 7,750 8,149 8,506 9,345 9,370 9,850 9,849
Delaware 4,012 3,811 3,970 4,132 3,821 3,955 4,075
District of Columbia 252 302 281 364 306 318 384
Florida 39,987 42,797 43,481 45,398 47,879 50,359 52,481
Georgia 22,245 23,638 24,894 25,617 26,860 28,208 29,217
Hawaii 3,010 3,314 3,294 3,639 3,586 3,698 3,705
Idaho 5,103 4,378 4,939 4,930 5,149 5,054 5,078
Illinois 32,457 31,678 31,775 31,812 33,074 33,729 33,783
Indiana 23,484 24,522 24,774 25,420 25,247 24,986 25,386
Iowa 11,159 11,122 11,389 11,142 10,747 11,113 10,862
Kansas 12,362 12,624 12,856 13,464 13,624 13,414 13,693
Kentucky 12,466 13,123 13,549 14,423 14,741 15,036 15,134
Louisiana 17,329 17,450 17,537 16,955 17,400 17,631 17,982
Maine 3,646 3,600 3,908 4,193 4,334 4,338 4,131
Maryland 17,879 18,295 19,405 19,633 19,740 19,954 20,548
Massachusetts 13,205 13,299 13,754 13,950 14,401 14,763 15,385
Michigan 37,607 38,615 38,901 39,190 40,478 41,260 41,171
Minnesota 16,263 17,330 17,648 18,175 18,420 18,697 19,012
Mississippi 9,808 9,774 9,767 9,926 10,032 10,190 10,403
Missouri 17,248 17,647 17,998 18,147 18,382 17,637 19,399
Montana 4,649 4,772 4,607 4,498 4,634 4,604 4,677
Nebraska 6,939 7,145 7,352 7,379 7,440 7,401 7,408
Nevada 4,549 4,714 5,010 5,924 5,673 6,058 6,231
New Hampshire 4,006 4,125 4,263 4,177 4,379 4,555 4,809
New Jersey 21,619 22,185 23,110 23,606 23,830 24,267 24,843
New Mexico 5,810 5,948 6,052 6,186 6,462 6,538 6,625
New York 43,946 43,882 46,363 47,263 48,819 49,875 51,677
North Carolina 25,262 26,441 27,000 27,418 28,312 30,084 31,055
North Dakota 4,131 4,226 4,382 4,689 4,763 4,740 4,851
Ohio 34,660 35,860 36,749 37,413 37,666 38,126 38,448
Oklahoma 12,834 13,767 14,649 15,257 15,394 15,576 15,976
Oregon 11,342 12,114 12,426 12,952 12,921 12,860 12,796
Pennsylvania 35,647 37,569 39,219 40,052 40,467 40,505 41,846
Rhode Island 3,016 3,137 3,031 3,249 3,191 3,447 3,504
South Carolina 13,033 12,972 13,614 13,988 14,345 14,719 15,167
South Dakota 3,141 3,349 3,265 3,340 3,520 3,636 3,704
Tennessee 15,357 15,756 16,441 16,581 16,936 17,135 18,390
Texas 63,712 66,182 69,172 72,112 75,624 77,475 80,756
Utah 11,168 12,008 12,502 12,273 12,103 12,159 12,303
Vermont 2,296 2,328 2,560 2,587 2,702 2,796 3,109
Virginia 26,399 27,027 27,739 28,758 29,312 30,080 30,969
Washington 19,661 20,456 20,692 20,989 21,442 21,641 22,061
West Virginia 7,541 7,442 7,783 8,092 8,508 8,529 8,443
Wisconsin 21,426 23,401 22,742 22,718 23,564 24,035 24,515
Wyoming 1,739 1,670 1,695 1,790 1,687 1,786 1,747

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