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Education
Two-Year College Degree
Definition

Percentage of population 25 years old and over who have at least a two-year college degree, 2014.

Description

In today’s economy, more and more new jobs require that applicants have at least an Associate’s degree. This level of education represents the entry point for well-paying jobs of the future. Generally, higher earnings increase the propensity to save and to accumulate assets.

38.2% of United States adults have at least a 2-year degree

Two-Year College Degree, 2014

StateAdults with At Least
2-Year Degree (%)
Rank
United States 38.2%
Alabama 31.4% 45
Alaska 36.2% 33
Arizona 36.0% 35
Arkansas 27.7% 50
California 39.5% 19
Colorado 46.6% 3
Connecticut 45.5% 4
Delaware 38.5% 26
District of Columbia 58.4% 1
Florida 37.0% 30
Georgia 36.1% 34
Hawaii 41.5% 13
Idaho 34.3% 41
Illinois 40.6% 16
Indiana 33.1% 42
Iowa 39.0% 23
Kansas 39.7% 18
Kentucky 29.9% 47
Louisiana 28.3% 49
Maine 39.1% 21
Maryland 44.8% 7
Massachusetts 49.0% 2
Michigan 36.6% 32
Minnesota 45.3% 5
Mississippi 29.7% 48
Missouri 34.9% 38
Montana 37.5% 28
Nebraska 39.9% 17
Nevada 31.2% 46
New Hampshire 44.8% 6
New Jersey 43.8% 9
New Mexico 34.4% 40
New York 43.1% 11
North Carolina 37.9% 27
North Dakota 40.9% 15
Ohio 35.0% 37
Oklahoma 31.5% 44
Oregon 39.2% 20
Pennsylvania 36.9% 31
Rhode Island 38.7% 25
South Carolina 35.1% 36
South Dakota 39.1% 22
Tennessee 32.0% 43
Texas 34.5% 39
Utah 41.0% 14
Vermont 42.6% 12
Virginia 44.0% 8
Washington 43.2% 10
West Virginia 25.7% 51
Wisconsin 38.8% 24
Wyoming 37.3% 29

Change in Two-Year College Degree

Adults with At Least a 2-Year Degree
State20072008200920102011201220132014
United States 34.9% 35.2% 35.4% 35.7% 36.3% 37.1% 37.7% 38.2%
Alabama 28.0% 28.8% 29.0% 29.0% 29.6% 30.7% 31.5% 31.4%
Alaska 34.5% 35.3% 34.1% 36.2% 33.8% 36.2% 36.3% 36.2%
Arizona 33.2% 32.9% 33.3% 34.0% 34.8% 35.8% 36.0% 36.0%
Arkansas 25.2% 24.4% 24.9% 25.8% 26.1% 27.1% 26.7% 27.7%
California 37.1% 37.2% 37.5% 37.7% 38.0% 38.8% 38.9% 39.5%
Colorado 42.5% 43.2% 43.8% 44.2% 45.0% 45.8% 46.1% 46.6%
Connecticut 42.1% 43.1% 43.0% 42.7% 43.5% 44.5% 44.7% 45.5%
Delaware 33.9% 34.7% 36.2% 35.0% 35.8% 36.7% 37.4% 38.5%
District of Columbia 50.7% 51.2% 51.1% 53.3% 55.3% 56.2% 58.1% 58.4%
Florida 34.2% 34.2% 33.7% 34.4% 34.7% 36.0% 36.7% 37.0%
Georgia 33.6% 34.0% 34.0% 34.1% 34.2% 35.3% 35.7% 36.1%
Hawaii 39.5% 38.9% 39.5% 38.8% 39.1% 40.1% 41.6% 41.5%
Idaho 33.1% 32.5% 32.2% 32.7% 34.2% 34.5% 35.3% 34.3%
Illinois 36.6% 37.1% 37.9% 38.0% 38.3% 39.2% 39.7% 40.6%
Indiana 29.1% 30.4% 30.0% 30.1% 30.9% 31.5% 32.0% 33.1%
Iowa 33.7% 33.9% 35.3% 35.0% 36.3% 37.4% 37.5% 39.0%
Kansas 36.2% 37.1% 36.6% 37.1% 37.5% 38.4% 38.9% 39.7%
Kentucky 26.2% 26.4% 27.5% 27.4% 28.0% 29.0% 30.2% 29.9%
Louisiana 24.9% 25.1% 26.2% 26.5% 26.3% 27.3% 28.0% 28.3%
Maine 35.7% 34.4% 35.7% 35.8% 37.3% 37.0% 37.8% 39.1%
Maryland 41.7% 41.4% 41.8% 42.4% 43.2% 43.3% 43.7% 44.8%
Massachusetts 45.3% 45.6% 46.0% 46.6% 46.9% 46.9% 48.0% 49.0%
Michigan 32.7% 32.8% 32.8% 33.6% 34.1% 34.7% 35.8% 36.6%
Minnesota 40.5% 41.2% 41.2% 41.8% 42.7% 43.8% 44.2% 45.3%
Mississippi 26.2% 27.2% 26.7% 27.9% 28.2% 29.0% 28.8% 29.7%
Missouri 30.9% 31.7% 31.9% 32.4% 33.2% 33.6% 34.5% 34.9%
Montana 34.5% 34.8% 35.3% 36.8% 36.6% 37.8% 37.4% 37.5%
Nebraska 36.6% 36.1% 36.7% 37.6% 37.5% 38.7% 39.2% 39.9%
Nevada 29.1% 28.9% 29.4% 28.7% 29.6% 29.9% 30.7% 31.2%
New Hampshire 41.6% 42.6% 41.6% 42.8% 42.9% 44.0% 44.0% 44.8%
New Jersey 39.9% 40.7% 40.7% 41.6% 41.4% 42.4% 43.0% 43.8%
New Mexico 31.9% 32.1% 32.8% 32.0% 33.0% 34.3% 34.2% 34.4%
New York 39.8% 40.0% 40.7% 40.7% 41.2% 41.9% 42.7% 43.1%
North Carolina 33.9% 34.2% 35.1% 35.1% 35.6% 36.0% 37.1% 37.9%
North Dakota 37.7% 39.1% 38.0% 39.3% 39.4% 40.2% 40.9% 40.9%
Ohio 31.3% 31.5% 31.4% 32.4% 32.4% 33.3% 34.3% 35.0%
Oklahoma 29.4% 29.0% 29.4% 29.7% 30.8% 31.0% 31.0% 31.5%
Oregon 36.2% 36.3% 37.4% 36.5% 37.5% 38.1% 39.2% 39.2%
Pennsylvania 33.2% 33.6% 33.6% 34.4% 34.5% 35.7% 36.5% 36.9%
Rhode Island 37.3% 37.6% 38.7% 37.7% 39.5% 40.2% 40.7% 38.7%
South Carolina 31.4% 32.2% 32.7% 33.0% 32.6% 34.0% 35.0% 35.1%
South Dakota 34.2% 34.7% 34.8% 36.3% 36.1% 36.2% 38.0% 39.1%
Tennessee 27.6% 28.9% 29.1% 29.3% 29.6% 30.8% 31.4% 32.0%
Texas 31.4% 31.6% 31.6% 32.3% 33.0% 33.3% 34.1% 34.5%
Utah 37.7% 38.6% 37.6% 38.4% 39.0% 40.4% 40.9% 41.0%
Vermont 42.0% 40.9% 41.4% 41.9% 43.8% 44.8% 43.9% 42.6%
Virginia 40.1% 40.4% 40.6% 41.0% 42.2% 42.6% 43.4% 44.0%
Washington 39.8% 40.0% 40.3% 40.5% 41.6% 41.3% 42.3% 43.2%
West Virginia 23.4% 22.9% 23.3% 23.3% 24.9% 25.0% 25.7% 25.7%
Wisconsin 34.2% 34.5% 34.7% 35.7% 36.0% 37.2% 37.7% 38.8%
Wyoming 33.4% 33.7% 33.0% 34.8% 34.6% 34.7% 37.3% 37.3%

Definition

Percentage of population 25 years old and over who have at least a two-year college degree, 2014.

Source

2014 American Community Survey. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, 2015.

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