U.S. Department of Commerce

State Rankings -- Statistical Abstract of the United States

PERSONS 25 YEARS OLD AND OVER WITH A BACHELOR'S DEGREE OR MORE, 2007

[When states share the same rank, the next lower rank is omitted. Because of rounded data, states may have identical values shown, but different ranks. Cautionary note]

State Percent Rank
    United States 27.5 (X)
Alabama 21.4 44
Alaska 26.0 21
Arizona 25.3 26
Arkansas 19.3 48
California 29.5 14
Colorado 35.0 3
Connecticut 34.7 4
Delaware 26.1 20
District of Columbia 47.5 (X)
Florida 25.8 28
Georgia 27.1 23
Hawaii 29.2 12
Idaho 24.5 37
Illinois 29.5 15
Indiana 22.1 42
Iowa 24.3 36
Kansas 28.8 16
Kentucky 20.0 46
Louisiana 20.4 45
Maine 26.7 24
Maryland 35.2 2
Massachusetts 37.9 1
Michigan 24.7 34
Minnesota 31.0 11
Mississippi 18.9 47
Missouri 24.5 35
Montana 27.0 19
Nebraska 27.5 21
Nevada 21.8 45
New Hampshire 32.5 8
New Jersey 33.9 5
New Mexico 24.8 28
New York 31.7 9
North Carolina 25.6 31
North Dakota 25.7 25
Ohio 24.1 38
Oklahoma 22.8 41
Oregon 28.3 18
Pennsylvania 25.8 27
Rhode Island 29.8 13
South Carolina 23.5 39
South Dakota 25.0 31
Tennessee 21.8 42
Texas 25.2 33
Utah 28.7 16
Vermont 33.6 7
Virginia 33.6 6
Washington 30.3 10
West Virginia 17.3 49
Wisconsin 25.4 30
Wyoming 23.4 39

Symbol
X Not applicable.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau,
See Table 225, Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2009. [PDF 451K]

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