Educational Attainment in the United States

Educational Attainment#1

Highest level of education among people aged 25 years and older.
Scope: population of the United States
United States
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% Count Higher Degree 1 H.S. Diploma 2 No H.S. Diploma 2 36.652171% 36.652171% 36.7% 75,718,933 75.7M 49.364567% 49.364567% 49.4% 101,981,198 102M 13.983262% 13.983262% 14.0% 28,887,721 28.9M

Educational Attainment Sex Ratio#2

Percentage more likely men or women are to have various highest levels of education among people aged 25 years and older.
Scope: population of the United States
More Females
More Males
0% 5% 10% F M Higher Degree 1 H.S. Diploma 2 No H.S. Diploma 2 -3.525081% -3.525081% 4% 37.264% 37.3% 35.995% 36.0% -0.157519% -0.157519% 0% 49.402% 49.4% 49.324% 49.3% 10.098278% 10.098278% 10% 13.334% 13.3% 14.681% 14.7%

Detailed Educational Attainment#3

Highest level of education among people aged 25 years and older.
Scope: population of the United States
United States
0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% Count Doctorate 1 Professional 1 Master's 1 Bachelor's 1 Associate's 1 Some College High School 2 Some H.S. 3 Less than H.S. 3 None 1.247818% 1.247818% 1.2% 2,577,840 2.58M 1.952867% 1.952867% 2.0% 4,034,386 4.03M 7.592250% 7.592250% 7.6% 15,684,666 15.7M 18.048615% 18.048615% 18.0% 37,286,246 37.3M 7.810621% 7.810621% 7.8% 16,135,795 16.1M 21.248458% 21.248458% 21.2% 43,896,733 43.9M 28.116109% 28.116109% 28.1% 58,084,465 58.1M 8.042543% 8.042543% 8.0% 16,614,916 16.6M 4.596171% 4.596171% 4.6% 9,495,130 9.50M 1.344549% 1.344549% 1.3% 2,777,675 2.78M

Detailed Educational Attainment Sex Ratio#4

Percentage more likely men or women are to have various highest levels of education among people aged 25 years and older.
Scope: population of the United States
More Females
More Males
20% 0% 20% 40% 60% F M Doctorate 1 Professional 1 Master's 1 Bachelor's 1 Associate's 1 Some College High School 2 Some H.S. 3 Less than H.S. 3 None 74.389548% 74.389548% 74% 0.919% 0.92% 1.602% 1.60% 59.793388% 59.793388% 60% 1.516% 1.52% 2.423% 2.42% -14.599934% -14.599934% 15% 8.089% 8.09% 7.058% 7.06% -0.928852% -0.928852% 1% 18.129% 18.1% 17.962% 18.0% -23.903403% -23.903403% 24% 8.611% 8.61% 6.950% 6.95% -3.985848% -3.985848% 4% 21.648% 21.6% 20.819% 20.8% 2.709914% 2.709914% 3% 27.754% 27.8% 28.506% 28.5% 12.898910% 12.898910% 13% 7.572% 7.57% 8.549% 8.55% 8.397384% 8.397384% 8% 4.417% 4.42% 4.788% 4.79% -0.081486% -0.081486% 0% 1.345% 1.35% 1.344% 1.34%

Bachelor's Degrees By Age#5

Percentage of age cohort whose highest degree is a Bachelor's.
Scope: population of the United States
United States
0% 5% 10% 15% 20% B.X. Total 65+ 45-64 35-44 25-34 12.378447% 12.378447% 12.4% 5,180,509 5.18M 41,851,042 41.9M 17.536093% 17.536093% 17.5% 14,406,141 14.4M 82,151,371 82.2M 20.377805% 20.377805% 20.4% 8,329,257 8.33M 40,874,162 40.9M 22.464762% 22.464762% 22.5% 9,370,339 9.37M 41,711,277 41.7M

Bachelor's Degrees Sex Ratio By Age#6

Percentage more likely men or women are to have their highest degree be a Bachelor's.
Scope: population of the United States
More Females
More Males
20% 10% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% F M 65+ 45-64 35-44 25-34 41.007306% 41.007306% 41.0% 10.509% 10.5% 14.818% 14.8% 0.763433% 0.763433% 0.8% 17.471% 17.5% 17.604% 17.6% -13.826130% -13.826130% 13.8% 21.689% 21.7% 19.055% 19.1% -21.411617% -21.411617% 21.4% 24.653% 24.7% 20.306% 20.3%

Median Earnings by Educational Attainment#7

Among population 25 years old and over with earnings.
Scope: population of the United States
United States
$0k $20k $40k $60k Count % Graduate Degree 1 Bachelor's Degree Some College H.S. Diploma 2 No H.S. Diploma 2 Total $66,493.000000 $66,493.000000 $66.5k 22,296,892 22.3M 10.793% 10.8% $50,254.000000 $50,254.000000 $50.3k 37,286,246 37.3M 18.049% 18.0% $33,702.000000 $33,702.000000 $33.7k 60,032,528 60.0M 29.059% 29.1% $27,528.000000 $27,528.000000 $27.5k 58,084,465 58.1M 28.116% 28.1% $19,652.000000 $19,652.000000 $19.7k 28,887,721 28.9M 13.983% 14.0% $35,644.000000 $35,644.000000 $35.6k 206,587,852 207M 100.000% 100%

Median Earnings by Educational Attainment#8

By sex among population 25 years old and over with earnings.
Scope: population of the United States
Female
Male
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$50k $0k $50k F M Graduate Degree 1 Bachelor's Degree Some College H.S. Diploma 2 No H.S. Diploma 2 Total $-55,768.000000 $-55,768.000000 $55.8k $55,768.000000 $27,841.000000 $83,609.000000 $83.6k 11,263,456 11.3M 11,033,436 11.0M $-41,814.000000 $-41,814.000000 $41.8k $41,814.000000 $19,436.000000 $61,250.000000 $61.3k 19,403,895 19.4M 17,882,351 17.9M $-28,279.000000 $-28,279.000000 $28.3k $28,279.000000 $13,241.000000 $41,520.000000 $41.5k 32,387,461 32.4M 27,645,067 27.6M $-22,245.000000 $-22,245.000000 $22.2k $22,245.000000 $10,643.000000 $32,888.000000 $32.9k 29,705,376 29.7M 28,379,089 28.4M $-15,235.000000 $-15,235.000000 $15.2k $15,235.000000 $7,441.000000 $22,676.000000 $22.7k 14,272,064 14.3M 14,615,657 14.6M $-30,182.000000 $-30,182.000000 $30.2k $30,182.000000 $11,834.000000 $42,016.000000 $42.0k 107,032,252 107M 99,555,600 99.6M

Composition of the Armed Forces by Educational Attainment#9

Percentage of the armed forces aged 25 to 64 years old with various highest levels of educational attainment.
Scope: population of the United States
United States
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Count Bachelor's Degree 1 Some College 2 H.S. Diploma 3 No H.S. Diploma 3 34.764733% 34.764733% 34.8% 234,388 234k 50.183177% 50.183177% 50.2% 338,341 338k 14.694043% 14.694043% 14.7% 99,069 99.1k 0.358048% 0.358048% 0.4% 2,414

Employment by Educational Attainment#10

Percentage of population that is employed by highest level of educational attainment among the population aged 25 to 64 years old.
Scope: population of the United States
United States
0% 20% 40% 60% 80% Count Bachelor's Degree 1 Some College 2 H.S. Diploma 3 No H.S. Diploma 3 82.372807% 82.372807% 82.4% 41,390,965 41.4M 73.317364% 73.317364% 73.3% 37,012,606 37.0M 66.182117% 66.182117% 66.2% 29,070,094 29.1M 52.161759% 52.161759% 52.2% 10,474,786 10.5M

Lacking High School Diploma By Race#11

Percent of racial or ethnic group lacking a high school diploma (or equivalent).
Scope: population of the United States
Female
Male
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20% 0% 20% M F White 1 Black Asian Hispanic 2 Other 1 -8.459925% -8.459925% 8.5% 8.459925% 0.846013% 9.305938% 9.3% 6,315,265 6.32M 6,127,596 6.13M -16.088321% -16.088321% 16.1% 16.088321% 2.813848% 18.902169% 18.9% 2,069,121 2.07M 2,083,295 2.08M -12.265884% -3.937363% -16.203248% 16.2% 12.265884% 12.265884% 12.3% 586,795 587k 909,184 909k -35.059179% -35.059179% 35.1% 35.059179% 3.293659% 38.352838% 38.4% 5,412,089 5.41M 4,920,966 4.92M -30.461904% -30.461904% 30.5% 30.461904% 3.659270% 34.121173% 34.1% 2,319,643 2.32M 2,044,005 2.04M

College Graduates By Race#12

Percent of racial or ethnic group with a bachelor's degree or higher.
Scope: population of the United States
Female
Male
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40% 20% 0% 20% 40% M F White 1 Black Asian Hispanic 2 Other 1 -31.350018% -31.350018% 31.4% 31.350018% 1.629719% 32.979738% 33.0% 22,380,955 22.4M 22,707,086 22.7M -16.273816% -4.279397% -20.553213% 20.6% 16.273816% 16.273816% 16.3% 1,781,409 1.78M 2,661,459 2.66M -48.289665% -48.289665% 48.3% 48.289665% 5.075853% 53.365517% 53.4% 2,552,985 2.55M 2,709,592 2.71M -12.399023% -2.344279% -14.743302% 14.7% 12.399023% 12.399023% 12.4% 1,749,665 1.75M 2,069,395 2.07M -13.338695% -2.867936% -16.206632% 16.2% 13.338695% 13.338695% 13.3% 906,798 907k 1,087,471 1.09M

Map of Educational Attainment by State in the United States

Coarse: Post-Secondary Degree Educational Attainment by State#13

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
24.6%29.1%33.6%38.1%42.6%47.1%

Coarse: High School Diploma Educational Attainment by State#14

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
42.2%45.7%49.1%52.5%55.8%59.3%

Coarse: No High School Diploma Educational Attainment by State#15

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
7.6%9.9%12.1%14.4%16.6%18.9%

Detailed: Doctorate Degree Educational Attainment by State#16

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
0.76%1.10%1.42%1.75%2.08%2.41%

Detailed: Professional Degree Educational Attainment by State#17

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
1.19%1.54%1.89%2.23%2.57%2.92%

Detailed: Master's Degree Educational Attainment by State#18

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
4.8%6.2%7.7%9.1%10.5%12.0%

Detailed: Bachelor's Degree Educational Attainment by State#19

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
11.2%13.7%16.2%18.7%21.1%23.6%

Detailed: Associate's Degree Educational Attainment by State#20

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
5.1%6.7%8.2%9.7%11.2%12.8%

Detailed: Some College Educational Attainment by State#21

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
16.3%18.9%21.4%23.8%26.3%28.9%

Detailed: High School Diploma or Equivalent Educational Attainment by State#22

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
20.7%24.7%28.7%32.7%36.7%40.8%

Detailed: Some High School Educational Attainment by State#23

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
4.6%6.1%7.6%9.1%10.6%12.1%

Detailed: Less than High School Educational Attainment by State#24

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
1.8%3.0%4.2%5.4%6.6%7.8%

Detailed: None Educational Attainment by State#25

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
0.31%0.74%1.16%1.59%2.02%2.45%
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Map of Educational Attainment by County in the United States

Coarse: Post-Secondary Degree Educational Attainment by County#26

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
7%22%35%49%63%78%

Coarse: High School Diploma Educational Attainment by County#27

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
17%31%43%56%69%82%

Coarse: No High School Diploma Educational Attainment by County#28

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
1%12%23%33%44%56%

Detailed: Doctorate Degree Educational Attainment by County#29

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
0.0%3.7%7.3%11.0%14.6%18.3%

Detailed: Professional Degree Educational Attainment by County#30

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
0.0%2.4%4.7%7.1%9.4%11.8%

Detailed: Master's Degree Educational Attainment by County#31

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
0%6%11%17%23%29%

Detailed: Bachelor's Degree Educational Attainment by County#32

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
2%10%18%25%33%41%

Detailed: Associate's Degree Educational Attainment by County#33

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
0.0%3.8%7.6%11.4%15.2%19.1%

Detailed: Some College Educational Attainment by County#34

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
6%14%21%28%35%42%

Detailed: High School Diploma or Equivalent Educational Attainment by County#35

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
9%20%31%42%53%65%

Detailed: Some High School Educational Attainment by County#36

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
0.2%5.2%10.2%15.2%20.2%25.2%

Detailed: Less than High School Educational Attainment by County#37

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
0%7%13%20%27%34%

Detailed: None Educational Attainment by County#38

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
0.0%1.4%2.9%4.3%5.8%7.2%