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Educational Attainment by State Excel file

State
Post Office Abbreviation
1990
2000
2006
2007
Not a high school graduate
High school graduate or more
Bachelor's degree or more
Advanced degree or more
High school graduate or more
Bachelor's degree or more
Advanced degree or more
High school graduate or more
Bachelor's degree or more
Advanced degree or more
High school graduate or more
Bachelor's degree or more
Advanced degree or more
(percent)
(percent)
(percent)
(percent)
(percent)
(percent)
(percent)
(percent)
(percent)
(percent)
(percent)
(percent)
(percent)
    United States US 24.8 75.2 20.3 7.2 80.4 24.4 8.9 84.1 27.0 9.9 84.5 27.5 10.1
Alabama AL 33.1 66.9 15.7 5.5 75.3 19.0 6.9 80.1 21.1 7.7 80.4 21.4 8.0
Alaska AK 13.4 86.6 23.0 8.0 88.3 24.7 8.6 89.7 26.9 9.5 90.5 26.0 9.9
Arizona AZ 21.3 78.7 20.3 7.0 81.0 23.5 8.4 83.8 25.5 9.2 83.5 25.3 9.2
Arkansas AR 33.7 66.3 13.3 4.5 75.3 16.7 5.7 80.5 18.2 6.2 81.1 19.3 6.5
California CA 23.8 76.2 23.4 8.1 76.8 26.6 9.5 80.1 29.0 10.4 80.2 29.5 10.5
Colorado CO 15.6 84.4 27.0 9.0 86.9 32.7 11.1 88.0 34.3 12.4 88.9 35.0 12.5
Connecticut CT 20.8 79.2 27.2 11.0 84.0 31.4 13.3 88.0 33.7 14.4 88.0 34.7 15.4
Delaware DE 22.5 77.5 21.4 7.7 82.6 25.0 9.4 85.5 27.0 10.5 87.4 26.1 10.4
District of Columbia DC 26.9 73.1 33.3 17.2 77.8 39.1 21.0 84.3 45.9 25.4 85.7 47.5 26.0
Florida FL 25.6 74.4 18.3 6.3 79.9 22.3 8.1 84.5 25.3 8.9 84.9 25.8 8.9
Georgia GA 29.1 70.9 19.3 6.4 78.6 24.3 8.3 82.2 26.6 9.2 82.9 27.1 9.5
Hawaii HI 19.9 80.1 22.9 7.1 84.6 26.2 8.4 89.0 29.7 9.8 89.4 29.2 9.9
Idaho ID 20.3 79.7 17.7 5.3 84.7 21.7 6.8 87.3 23.3 7.1 88.4 24.5 7.6
Illinois IL 23.8 76.2 21.0 7.5 81.4 26.1 9.5 85.0 28.9 10.8 85.7 29.5 11.0
Indiana IN 24.4 75.6 15.6 6.4 82.1 19.4 7.2 85.2 21.7 8.0 85.8 22.1 7.9
Iowa IA 19.9 80.1 16.9 5.2 86.1 21.2 6.5 88.9 24.0 7.4 89.6 24.3 7.5
Kansas KS 18.7 81.3 21.1 7.0 86.0 25.8 8.7 88.5 28.6 9.8 89.1 28.8 9.8
Kentucky KY 35.4 64.6 13.6 5.5 74.1 17.1 6.9 79.6 20.0 8.2 80.1 20.0 8.0
Louisiana LA 31.7 68.3 16.1 5.6 74.8 18.7 6.5 79.4 20.3 6.8 79.9 20.4 6.6
Maine ME 21.2 78.8 18.8 6.1 85.4 22.9 7.9 88.7 25.8 8.9 89.4 26.7 9.2
Maryland MD 21.6 78.4 26.5 10.9 83.8 31.4 13.4 87.1 35.1 15.7 87.4 35.2 15.7
Massachusetts MA 20.0 80.0 27.2 10.6 84.8 33.2 13.7 87.9 37.0 15.6 88.4 37.9 16.0
Michigan MI 23.2 76.8 17.4 6.4 83.4 21.8 8.1 87.2 24.5 9.2 87.4 24.7 9.5
Minnesota MN 17.6 82.4 21.8 6.3 87.9 27.4 8.3 90.7 30.4 9.6 91.0 31.0 10.0
Mississippi MS 35.7 64.3 14.7 5.1 72.9 16.9 5.8 77.9 18.8 6.1 78.5 18.9 6.4
Missouri MO 26.1 73.9 17.8 6.1 81.3 21.6 7.6 84.8 24.3 8.7 85.6 24.5 8.9
Montana MT 19.0 81.0 19.8 5.7 87.2 24.4 7.2 90.1 27.4 8.4 90.0 27.0 8.6
Nebraska NE 18.2 81.8 18.9 5.9 86.6 23.7 7.3 89.5 26.9 8.4 89.6 27.5 8.8
Nevada NV 21.2 78.8 15.3 5.2 80.7 18.2 6.1 83.9 20.8 7.2 83.7 21.8 7.5
New Hampshire NH 17.8 82.2 24.4 7.9 87.4 28.7 10.0 89.9 31.9 11.2 90.5 32.5 11.5
New Jersey NJ 23.3 76.7 24.9 8.8 82.1 29.8 11.0 86.1 33.4 12.4 87.0 33.9 12.7
New Mexico NM 24.9 75.1 20.4 8.3 78.9 23.5 9.8 81.5 25.3 10.9 82.3 24.8 10.2
New York NY 25.2 74.8 23.1 9.9 79.1 27.4 11.8 84.1 31.2 13.3 84.1 31.7 13.5
North Carolina NC 30.0 70.0 17.4 5.4 78.1 22.5 7.2 82.0 24.8 8.3 83.0 25.6 8.6
North Dakota ND 23.3 76.7 18.1 4.5 83.9 22.0 5.5 88.1 25.6 6.5 89.0 25.7 6.4
Ohio OH 24.3 75.7 17.0 5.9 83.0 21.1 7.4 86.2 23.0 8.3 87.1 24.1 8.8
Oklahoma OK 25.4 74.6 17.8 6.0 80.6 20.3 6.8 84.3 22.1 7.2 84.8 22.8 7.6
Oregon OR 18.5 81.5 20.6 7.0 85.1 25.1 8.7 87.6 27.5 10.0 88.0 28.3 10.3
Pennsylvania PA 25.3 74.7 17.9 6.6 81.9 22.4 8.4 86.2 25.4 9.6 86.8 25.8 9.9
Rhode Island RI 28.0 72.0 21.3 7.8 78.0 25.6 9.7 82.4 29.6 11.3 83.0 29.8 11.8
South Carolina SC 31.7 68.3 16.6 5.4 76.3 20.4 6.9 81.3 22.7 7.9 82.1 23.5 8.2
South Dakota SD 22.9 77.1 17.2 4.9 84.6 21.5 6.0 88.3 24.8 7.2 88.2 25.0 7.0
Tennessee TN 32.9 67.1 16.0 5.4 75.9 19.6 6.8 80.9 21.7 7.5 81.4 21.8 7.6
Texas TX 27.9 72.1 20.3 6.5 75.7 23.2 7.6 78.6 24.7 8.0 79.1 25.2 8.2
Utah UT 14.9 85.1 22.3 6.8 87.7 26.1 8.3 90.2 28.6 9.4 90.2 28.7 9.1
Vermont VT 19.2 80.8 24.3 8.9 86.4 29.4 11.1 89.8 32.4 12.8 90.3 33.6 12.9
Virginia VA 24.8 75.2 24.5 9.1 81.5 29.5 11.6 85.4 32.7 13.2 85.9 33.6 13.7
Washington WA 16.2 83.8 22.9 7.0 87.1 27.7 9.3 89.0 30.5 10.7 89.3 30.3 10.8
West Virginia WV 34.0 66.0 12.3 4.8 75.2 14.8 5.9 81.0 16.5 6.6 81.2 17.3 6.6
Wisconsin WI 21.4 78.6 17.7 5.6 85.1 22.4 7.2 88.4 25.1 8.4 89.0 25.4 8.5
Wyoming WY 17.0 83.0 18.8 5.7 87.9 21.9 7.0 90.2 22.7 7.4 91.2 23.4 7.7
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 1990 Census of Population, CPH-L-96; 2000 Census of Population, Table P37, Sex by Educational Attainment for the Population 25 Years and Over, using American FactFinder; 2007 American Community Survey, Table R1501 "Percent ofPersons 25 Years and Over Who Have Completed High School," Table R1502 "Percent of Persons 25 Years and Over Who Have Completed a Bachelor's Degree," and Table R1503 "Percent of Persons 25