Educational Attainment in the Midwest (Region)

Educational Attainment#1

Highest level of education among people aged 25 years and older.
Scope: population of the United States and the Midwest
Midwest
United States
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Count Higher Degree 1 H.S. Diploma 2 No H.S. Diploma 2 35.861720% 36.652171% 35.861720% 35.9% 15,981,138 16.0M 52.978144% 49.364567% 52.978144% 53.0% 23,608,768 23.6M 11.160136% 13.983262% 11.160136% 11.2% 4,973,316 4.97M

Relative Educational Attainment#2

Highest level of education among people aged 25 years and older, as percentage more or less than the United States at large.
Scope: population of the United States and the Midwest
-20% -10% -0% +10% +20% % ref. Higher Degree 1 H.S. Diploma 2 No H.S. Diploma 2 -2.156628% -2.156628% -2.2% 35.862% 35.9% 36.652% 36.7% 7.320185% 7.320185% +7.3% 52.978% 53.0% 49.365% 49.4% -20.189327% -20.189327% -20.2% 11.160% 11.2% 13.983% 14.0%

Educational Attainment Sex Ratio#3

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 and the Midwest
More Females More Males
United States
Midwest
0% 5% 10% F M Higher Degree 1 H.S. Diploma 2 No H.S. Diploma 2 -4.968660% -3.525081% -4.968660% 5% 36.700% 36.7% 34.963% 35.0% -0.157519% 1.152447% 1.152447% 1% 52.685% 52.7% 53.292% 53.3% 10.646001% 10.098278% 10.646001% 11% 10.615% 10.6% 11.745% 11.7%

Detailed Educational Attainment#4

Highest level of education among people aged 25 years and older.
Scope: population of the United States and the Midwest
Midwest
United States
0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 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 1.058335% 1.247818% 1.058335% 1.1% 471,628 472k 1.706441% 1.952867% 1.706441% 1.7% 760,445 760k 7.151346% 7.592250% 7.151346% 7.2% 3,186,870 3.19M 17.558329% 18.048615% 17.558329% 17.6% 7,824,557 7.82M 8.387271% 7.810621% 8.387271% 8.4% 3,737,638 3.74M 22.040707% 21.248458% 22.040707% 22.0% 9,822,049 9.82M 30.937438% 28.116109% 30.937438% 30.9% 13,786,719 13.8M 7.166605% 8.042543% 7.166605% 7.2% 3,193,670 3.19M 3.079557% 4.596171% 3.079557% 3.1% 1,372,350 1.37M 0.913973% 1.344549% 0.913973% 0.9% 407,296 407k

Detailed Relative Educational Attainment#5

Highest level of education among people aged 25 years and older, as percentage more or less than the United States at large.
Scope: population of the United States and the Midwest
-20% 0% +20% % ref. 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 -15.185166% -15.185166% -15.2% 1.058% 1.06% 1.248% 1.25% -12.618689% -12.618689% -12.6% 1.706% 1.71% 1.953% 1.95% -5.807295% -5.807295% -5.8% 7.151% 7.15% 7.592% 7.59% -2.716476% -2.716476% -2.7% 17.558% 17.6% 18.049% 18.0% 7.382884% 7.382884% +7.4% 8.387% 8.39% 7.811% 7.81% 3.728499% 3.728499% +3.7% 22.041% 22.0% 21.248% 21.2% 10.034564% 10.034564% +10.0% 30.937% 30.9% 28.116% 28.1% -10.891305% -10.891305% -10.9% 7.167% 7.17% 8.043% 8.04% -32.997321% -32.997321% -33.0% 3.080% 3.08% 4.596% 4.60% -32.023796% -32.023796% -32.0% 0.914% 0.91% 1.345% 1.34%

Detailed Educational Attainment Sex Ratio#6

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 and the Midwest
More Females More Males
United States
Midwest
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 75.017101% 74.389548% 75.017101% 75% 0.777% 0.78% 1.360% 1.36% 75.947207% 59.793388% 75.947207% 76% 1.249% 1.25% 2.197% 2.20% -17.929553% -14.599934% -17.929553% 18% 7.718% 7.72% 6.544% 6.54% -1.995033% -0.928852% -1.995033% 2% 17.726% 17.7% 17.379% 17.4% -23.363330% -23.903403% -23.363330% 23% 9.231% 9.23% 7.483% 7.48% -3.173160% -3.985848% -3.173160% 3% 22.373% 22.4% 21.685% 21.7% 4.273071% 2.709914% 4.273071% 4% 30.312% 30.3% 31.607% 31.6% 12.378299% 12.898910% 12.378299% 12% 6.763% 6.76% 7.600% 7.60% 8.714954% 8.397384% 8.714954% 9% 2.955% 2.96% 3.213% 3.21% -0.081486% 3.947256% 3.947256% 4% 0.897% 0.90% 0.932% 0.93%

Bachelor's Degrees By Age#7

Percentage of age cohort whose highest degree is a Bachelor's.
Scope: population of the United States and the Midwest
Midwest
United States
0% 5% 10% 15% 20% B.X. Total 65+ 45-64 35-44 25-34 10.688710% 12.378447% 10.688710% 10.7% 992,758 993k 9,287,912 9.29M 16.763282% 17.536093% 16.763282% 16.8% 3,038,597 3.04M 18,126,504 18.1M 20.848738% 20.377805% 20.848738% 20.8% 1,769,398 1.77M 8,486,835 8.49M 23.364244% 22.464762% 23.364244% 23.4% 2,023,804 2.02M 8,661,971 8.66M

Relative Bachelor's Degrees By Age#8

Percentage of population whose highest degree is a Bachelor's, as a percentage more or less than the United States at large.
Scope: population of the United States and the Midwest
10% 5% 0% % ref. 65+ 45-64 35-44 25-34 -13.650635% -13.650635% 13.7% 10.689% 10.7% 12.378% 12.4% -4.406974% -4.406974% 4.4% 16.763% 16.8% 17.536% 17.5% 2.311010% 2.311010% 2.3% 20.849% 20.8% 20.378% 20.4% 4.003968% 4.003968% 4.0% 23.364% 23.4% 22.465% 22.5%

Bachelor's Degrees Sex Ratio By Age#9

Percentage more likely men or women are to have their highest degree be a Bachelor's.
Scope: population of the United States and the Midwest
More Females More Males
United States
Midwest
20% 10% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% F M 65+ 45-64 35-44 25-34 35.023180% 41.007306% 35.023180% 35.0% 9.287% 9.29% 12.540% 12.5% -0.359154% -0.359154% 0.4% 0.763433% 16.793% 16.8% 16.733% 16.7% -13.897221% -13.826130% -13.897221% 13.9% 22.203% 22.2% 19.494% 19.5% -21.758678% -21.411617% -21.758678% 21.8% 25.673% 25.7% 21.085% 21.1%

Median Earnings by Educational Attainment#10

Among population 25 years old and over with earnings.
Scope: population of the United States and the Midwest
Midwest
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 $63,304.000000 $66,493.000000 $63,304.000000 $63.3k 4,418,943 4.42M 9.916% 9.92% $47,781.000000 $50,254.000000 $47,781.000000 $47.8k 7,824,557 7.82M 17.558% 17.6% $32,592.000000 $33,702.000000 $32,592.000000 $32.6k 13,559,687 13.6M 30.428% 30.4% $27,453.000000 $27,528.000000 $27,453.000000 $27.5k 13,786,719 13.8M 30.937% 30.9% $20,148.000000 $19,652.000000 $20,148.000000 $20.1k 4,973,316 4.97M 11.160% 11.2% $34,932.000000 $35,644.000000 $34,932.000000 $34.9k 44,563,222 44.6M 100.000% 100%

Median Earnings by Educational Attainment#11

By sex among population 25 years old and over with earnings.
Scope: population of the United States and the Midwest
Female Male
United States
Midwest
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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 $-54,246.000000 $-55,768.000000 $-54,246.000000 $54.2k $54,246.000000 $23,079.000000 $55,768.000000 $27,841.000000 $77,325.000000 $77.3k 2,245,913 2.25M 2,173,030 2.17M $-39,534.000000 $-41,814.000000 $-39,534.000000 $39.5k $39,534.000000 $19,709.000000 $41,814.000000 $19,436.000000 $59,243.000000 $59.2k 4,085,882 4.09M 3,738,675 3.74M $-26,944.000000 $-28,279.000000 $-26,944.000000 $26.9k $26,944.000000 $14,236.000000 $28,279.000000 $13,241.000000 $41,180.000000 $41.2k 7,284,940 7.28M 6,274,747 6.27M $-21,713.000000 $-22,245.000000 $-21,713.000000 $21.7k $21,713.000000 $11,893.000000 $22,245.000000 $10,643.000000 $33,606.000000 $33.6k 6,987,136 6.99M 6,799,583 6.80M $-15,471.000000 $-15,235.000000 $-15,471.000000 $15.5k $15,471.000000 $8,059.000000 $15,235.000000 $7,441.000000 $23,530.000000 $23.5k 2,446,734 2.45M 2,526,582 2.53M $-28,820.000000 $-30,182.000000 $-28,820.000000 $28.8k $28,820.000000 $13,217.000000 $30,182.000000 $11,834.000000 $42,037.000000 $42.0k 23,050,605 23.1M 21,512,617 21.5M

Composition of the Armed Forces by Educational Attainment#12

Percentage of the armed forces aged 25 to 64 years old with various highest levels of educational attainment.
Scope: population of the United States and the Midwest
Midwest
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 35.705714% 34.764733% 35.705714% 35.7% 22,019 22.0k 51.503211% 50.183177% 51.503211% 51.5% 31,761 31.8k 12.528378% 14.694043% 12.528378% 12.5% 7,726 0.262697% 0.358048% 0.262697% 0.3% 162

Employment by Educational Attainment#13

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 and the Midwest
Midwest
United States
0% 20% 40% 60% 80% Count Bachelor's Degree 1 Some College 2 H.S. Diploma 3 No H.S. Diploma 3 83.965659% 82.372807% 83.965659% 84.0% 8,794,925 8.79M 75.264146% 73.317364% 75.264146% 75.3% 8,650,511 8.65M 67.638081% 66.182117% 67.638081% 67.6% 6,815,976 6.82M 49.234045% 52.161759% 49.234045% 49.2% 1,590,366 1.59M

Lacking High School Diploma By Race#14

Percent of racial or ethnic group lacking a high school diploma (or equivalent).
Scope: population of the United States and the Midwest
Female Male
United States
Midwest
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20% 0% 20% M F White 1 Black Asian Hispanic 2 Other 1 -8.290466% -8.459925% -8.290466% 8.3% 8.290466% 0.755514% 8.459925% 0.846013% 9.045980% 9.0% 1,585,188 1.59M 1,552,125 1.55M -15.870959% -16.088321% -15.870959% 15.9% 15.870959% 2.778496% 16.088321% 2.813848% 18.649455% 18.6% 351,943 352k 354,535 355k -10.699309% -4.359383% -12.265884% -3.937363% -15.058692% 15.1% 10.699309% 12.265884% 10.699309% 10.7% 56,972 57.0k 90,839 90.8k -35.353528% -35.059179% -35.353528% 35.4% 35.353528% 3.747268% 35.059179% 3.293659% 39.100797% 39.1% 490,080 490k 406,713 407k -27.478055% -30.461904% -27.478055% 27.5% 27.478055% 3.974718% 30.461904% 3.659270% 31.452773% 31.5% 252,757 253k 211,517 212k

College Graduates By Race#15

Percent of racial or ethnic group with a bachelor's degree or higher.
Scope: population of the United States and the Midwest
Female Male
United States
Midwest
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40% 20% 0% 20% 40% 60% M F White 1 Black Asian Hispanic 2 Other 1 -28.552315% -31.350018% -28.552315% 28.6% 28.552315% 0.515305% 31.350018% 1.629719% 29.067620% 29.1% 5,093,715 5.09M 5,345,509 5.35M -14.531073% -3.905221% -16.273816% -4.279397% -18.436294% 18.4% 14.531073% 16.273816% 14.531073% 14.5% 274,223 274k 411,841 412k -53.811380% -48.289665% -53.811380% 53.8% 53.811380% 7.366348% 48.289665% 5.075853% 61.177728% 61.2% 325,761 326k 324,608 325k -11.800848% -2.743008% -12.399023% -2.344279% -14.543857% 14.5% 11.800848% 12.399023% 11.800848% 11.8% 147,909 148k 167,315 167k -13.840703% -3.289285% -13.338695% -2.867936% -17.129989% 17.1% 13.840703% 13.338695% 13.840703% 13.8% 111,225 111k 131,861 132k

Map of Educational Attainment by State in the Midwest

Coarse: Post-Secondary Degree Educational Attainment by State#16

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
31.0%33.4%35.8%38.1%40.5%42.9%

Coarse: High School Diploma Educational Attainment by State#17

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
48.4%50.0%51.5%53.1%54.6%56.2%

Coarse: No High School Diploma Educational Attainment by State#18

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
7.9%8.9%9.9%10.8%11.8%12.8%

Detailed: Doctorate Degree Educational Attainment by State#19

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
0.959%1.006%1.053%1.100%1.147%1.194%

Detailed: Professional Degree Educational Attainment by State#20

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
1.31%1.47%1.64%1.80%1.96%2.13%

Detailed: Master's Degree Educational Attainment by State#21

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
5.2%5.9%6.6%7.3%8.0%8.7%

Detailed: Bachelor's Degree Educational Attainment by State#22

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
14.8%16.3%17.7%19.1%20.5%22.0%

Detailed: Associate's Degree Educational Attainment by State#23

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
7.0%8.2%9.3%10.5%11.6%12.8%

Detailed: Some College Educational Attainment by State#24

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
20.7%21.5%22.3%23.0%23.7%24.5%

Detailed: High School Diploma or Equivalent Educational Attainment by State#25

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
26.8%28.5%30.2%31.9%33.6%35.3%

Detailed: Some High School Educational Attainment by State#26

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
4.6%5.4%6.2%7.0%7.8%8.6%

Detailed: Less than High School Educational Attainment by State#27

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
2.28%2.73%3.17%3.62%4.06%4.51%

Detailed: None Educational Attainment by State#28

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
0.53%0.65%0.77%0.88%1.00%1.12%
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Map of Educational Attainment by County in the Midwest

Coarse: Post-Secondary Degree Educational Attainment by County#29

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
11%22%32%42%52%62%

Coarse: High School Diploma Educational Attainment by County#30

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
34%42%50%58%65%74%

Coarse: No High School Diploma Educational Attainment by County#31

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
1%10%19%27%36%45%

Detailed: Doctorate Degree Educational Attainment by County#32

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
0.0%1.2%2.5%3.7%5.0%6.3%

Detailed: Professional Degree Educational Attainment by County#33

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
0.0%1.1%2.2%3.3%4.4%5.5%

Detailed: Master's Degree Educational Attainment by County#34

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
0.7%3.9%7.1%10.2%13.4%16.6%

Detailed: Bachelor's Degree Educational Attainment by County#35

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
4%11%17%23%29%36%

Detailed: Associate's Degree Educational Attainment by County#36

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
2.9%6.2%9.4%12.6%15.8%19.1%

Detailed: Some College Educational Attainment by County#37

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
10%15%20%26%31%37%

Detailed: High School Diploma or Equivalent Educational Attainment by County#38

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
15%23%30%37%44%52%

Detailed: Some High School Educational Attainment by County#39

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
0.2%3.9%7.5%11.2%14.8%18.5%

Detailed: Less than High School Educational Attainment by County#40

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#41

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
0.0%0.7%1.5%2.2%3.0%3.7%
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Educational Attainment by Place in the Midwest

There are 9,703 places in the Midwest. This section compares the 50 most populous of those to each other, the Midwest, and the United States. The least populous of the compared places has a population of 97,140.