Educational Attainment of the Population 25 Years and Over, By State, 2002-2005

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, Educational Attainment in the United States: 2005-2002, http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/educ-attn.html

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State
2005 Bachelor's degree
or higher
2002 Bachelor's degree
or higher
Change in Rank
2002-05
Percent
Margin of error*
Rank
Percent
Margin of error**
Rank
Alabama
19.8
1.2
47
22.7
1.3
39
-8
Alaska
28.6
1.6
20
25.6
1.6
27
7
Arizona
28.0
1.6
21
26.3
1.6
23
2
Arkansas
17.5
1.2
50
18.3
1.3
50
0
California
30.6
0.7
11
27.9
0.7
16
5
Colorado
35.5
1.3
6
35.7
1.3
3
-3
Connecticut
36.8
1.3
2
32.6
1.3
6
4
Delaware
25.6
1.5
27
29.5
1.7
12
-15
District of Columbia
46.9
1.9
1
44.4
1.8
1
0
Florida
25.4
0.8
29
25.7
0.8
26
-3
Georgia
27.1
1.4
24
25.0
1.4
30
6
Hawaii
30.4
1.6
13
26.8
1.6
20
7
Idaho
25.9
1.5
26
20.9
1.4
46
20
Illinois
29.6
1.0
17
27.3
0.9
17
0
Indiana
22.6
1.2
43
23.7
1.2
34
-9
Iowa
24.5
1.3
37
23.1
1.3
38
1
Kansas
30.4
1.3
13
29.1
1.3
13
0
Kentucky
18.9
1.3
49
21.6
1.3
44
-5
Louisiana
19.6
1.4
48
22.1
1.5
42
-6
Maine
24.3
1.2
38
23.8
1.2
33
-5
Maryland
36.3
1.5
4
37.6
1.5
2
-2
Massachusetts
36.6
1.3
3
34.3
1.3
5
2
Michigan
24.6
1.0
36
22.5
0.9
40
4
Minnesota
34.2
1.3
8
30.5
1.3
9
1
Mississippi
21.8
1.5
45
20.9
1.5
46
1
Missouri
25.0
1.3
33
26.7
1.3
22
-11
Montana
25.4
1.5
29
23.6
1.5
35
6
Nebraska
25.4
1.4
29
27.1
1.4
18
-11
Nevada
23.4
1.3
41
22.1
1.4
42
1
New Hampshire
32.8
1.4
9
30.1
1.3
10
1
New Jersey
36.3
1.1
4
31.4
1.0
7
3
New Mexico
27.4
1.7
22
25.4
1.7
28
6
New York
30.4
0.8
13
28.8
0.8
14
1
North Carolina
25.3
1.2
32
22.4
1.2
41
9
North Dakota
27.2
1.4
23
25.3
1.3
29
6
Ohio
23.0
0.9
42
24.5
0.9
32
-10
Oklahoma
24.0
1.3
40
20.4
1.2
48
8
Oregon
29.0
1.3
19
27.1
1.4
18
-1
Pennsylvania
26.0
0.9
25
26.1
0.9
25
0
Rhode Island
29.2
1.2
18
30.1
1.3
10
-8
South Carolina
24.2
1.4
39
23.3
1.4
37
-2
South Dakota
25.0
1.3
33
23.6
1.2
35
2
Tennessee
21.5
1.4
46
21.5
1.4
45
-1
Texas
25.5
0.8
28
26.2
0.9
24
-4
Utah
29.8
1.6
16
26.8
1.6
20
4
Vermont
34.4
1.6
7
30.8
1.5
8
1
Virginia
30.6
1.4
11
34.6
1.5
4
-7
Washington
30.9
1.5
10
28.3
1.5
15
5
West Virginia
15.1
1.0
51
15.9
1.0
51
0
Wisconsin
25.0
1.2
33
24.7
1.2
31
-2
Wyoming
21.9
1.3
44
19.6
1.3
49
5
United States
27.7
n/a
26.7
n/a
*The margin of error when added to or subtracted from the estimate provides the 90-percent confidence interval.
**1.645 times the standard error added to or subtracted from the estimate provides the 90 percent confidence interval.

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