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%CountHigher Degree1H.S. Diploma2No H.S. Diploma237.886464%38.491851%37.886464%37.9%17,166,51517.2M51.869016%48.487559%51.869016%51.9%23,502,06823.5M10.244520%13.020590%10.244520%10.2%4,641,8354.64M

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%0%+20%%ref.Higher Degree1H.S. Diploma2No H.S. Diploma2-1.572767%-1.572767%-1.6%37.886%37.9%38.492%38.5%6.973866%6.973866%+7.0%51.869%51.9%48.488%48.5%-21.320615%-21.320615%-21.3%10.245%10.2%13.021%13.0%

Detailed Educational Attainment#3

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%CountDoctorate1Professional1Master's1Bachelor's1Associate's1Some CollegeHigh School2Some H.S.3Less than H.S.3None1.150680%1.339910%1.150680%1.2%521,378521k1.742736%1.996248%1.742736%1.7%789,641790k7.671633%8.167687%7.671633%7.7%3,476,0493.48M18.387767%18.811177%18.387767%18.4%8,331,5748.33M8.933647%8.176828%8.933647%8.9%4,047,8734.05M21.771655%20.956248%21.771655%21.8%9,864,8289.86M30.097361%27.531311%30.097361%30.1%13,637,24013.6M6.569694%7.444199%6.569694%6.6%2,976,7562.98M2.704034%4.152553%2.704034%2.7%1,225,2091.23M0.970792%1.423839%0.970792%1.0%439,870440k

Detailed Relative Educational Attainment#4

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.Doctorate1Professional1Master's1Bachelor's1Associate's1Some CollegeHigh School2Some H.S.3Less than H.S.3None-14.122598%-14.122598%-14.1%1.151%1.15%1.340%1.34%-12.699404%-12.699404%-12.7%1.743%1.74%1.996%2.00%-6.073373%-6.073373%-6.1%7.672%7.67%8.168%8.17%-2.250846%-2.250846%-2.3%18.388%18.4%18.811%18.8%9.255656%9.255656%+9.3%8.934%8.93%8.177%8.18%3.890999%3.890999%+3.9%21.772%21.8%20.956%21.0%9.320478%9.320478%+9.3%30.097%30.1%27.531%27.5%-11.747460%-11.747460%-11.7%6.570%6.57%7.444%7.44%-34.882618%-34.882618%-34.9%2.704%2.70%4.153%4.15%-31.818663%-31.818663%-31.8%0.971%0.97%1.424%1.42%

Educational Attainment Sex Ratio#5

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
5%0%5%10%FMHigher Degree1H.S. Diploma2No H.S. Diploma2-7.524072%-5.680584%-7.524072%8%39.215%39.2%36.470%36.5%2.952861%1.610756%2.952861%3%51.138%51.1%52.648%52.6%12.791479%10.907029%12.791479%13%9.647%9.65%10.881%10.9%

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%FMDoctorate1Professional1Master's1Bachelor's1Associate's1Some CollegeHigh School2Some H.S.3Less than H.S.3None56.812658%59.026528%56.812658%57%0.903%0.90%1.415%1.42%60.453153%48.492399%60.453153%60%1.348%1.35%2.163%2.16%-22.374787%-17.934489%-22.374787%22%8.416%8.42%6.878%6.88%-3.640925%-2.272661%-3.640925%4%18.706%18.7%18.049%18.0%-23.549694%-24.239049%-23.549694%24%9.842%9.84%7.966%7.97%-1.702175%-2.923199%-1.702175%2%21.949%21.9%21.582%21.6%6.431951%5.130854%6.431951%6%29.189%29.2%31.066%31.1%15.279615%14.904521%15.279615%15%6.117%6.12%7.052%7.05%9.178160%7.698033%9.178160%9%2.589%2.59%2.827%2.83%6.557516%0.412373%6.557516%7%0.941%0.94%1.003%1.00%

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.Total65+45-6435-4425-3412.143558%13.738218%12.143558%12.1%1,219,7931.22M10,044,77410.0M17.481353%18.106858%17.481353%17.5%3,171,4273.17M18,141,77118.1M21.515788%21.025394%21.515788%21.5%1,785,6571.79M8,299,2878.30M24.416975%23.496099%24.416975%24.4%2,154,6972.15M8,824,5868.82M

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+45-6435-4425-34-11.607472%-11.607472%11.6%12.144%12.1%13.738%13.7%-3.454523%-3.454523%3.5%17.481%17.5%18.107%18.1%2.332388%2.332388%2.3%21.516%21.5%21.025%21.0%3.919276%3.919276%3.9%24.417%24.4%23.496%23.5%

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
10%0%10%20%30%FM65+45-6435-4425-3432.026909%36.270984%32.026909%32.0%10.650%10.7%14.061%14.1%-4.796339%-3.335944%-4.796339%4.8%17.884%17.9%17.065%17.1%-16.269781%-14.693218%-16.269781%16.3%23.136%23.1%19.899%19.9%-19.894162%-19.571742%-19.894162%19.9%26.650%26.7%22.228%22.2%

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$60kCount%Graduate Degree1Bachelor's DegreeSome CollegeH.S. Diploma2No H.S. Diploma2Total$64,045.000000$67,832.000000$64,045.000000$64.0k4,787,0684.79M10.565%10.6%$49,569.000000$51,094.000000$49,569.000000$49.6k8,331,5748.33M18.388%18.4%$33,703.000000$34,412.000000$33,703.000000$33.7k13,912,70113.9M30.705%30.7%$29,198.000000$28,672.000000$29,198.000000$29.2k13,637,24013.6M30.097%30.1%$21,433.000000$20,924.000000$21,433.000000$21.4k4,641,8354.64M10.245%10.2%$36,572.000000$36,810.000000$36,572.000000$36.6k45,310,41845.3M100.000%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$50kFMGraduate Degree1Bachelor's DegreeSome CollegeH.S. Diploma2No H.S. Diploma2Total$-55,228.000000$-56,859.000000$-55,228.000000$55.2k$55,228.000000$23,883.000000$56,859.000000$28,268.000000$79,111.000000$79.1k2,494,0542.49M2,293,0142.29M$-40,718.000000$-42,154.000000$-40,718.000000$40.7k$40,718.000000$20,358.000000$42,154.000000$20,088.000000$61,076.000000$61.1k4,373,5344.37M3,958,0403.96M$-27,443.000000$-28,692.000000$-27,443.000000$27.4k$27,443.000000$14,484.000000$28,692.000000$13,039.000000$41,927.000000$41.9k7,432,9347.43M6,479,7676.48M$-22,294.000000$-22,571.000000$-22,294.000000$22.3k$22,294.000000$13,170.000000$22,571.000000$11,439.000000$35,464.000000$35.5k6,824,5006.82M6,812,7406.81M$-16,131.000000$-15,831.000000$-16,131.000000$16.1k$16,131.000000$9,530.000000$15,831.000000$8,813.000000$25,661.000000$25.7k2,255,5892.26M2,386,2462.39M$-30,370.000000$-31,001.000000$-30,370.000000$30.4k$30,370.000000$12,954.000000$31,001.000000$11,649.000000$43,324.000000$43.3k23,380,61123.4M21,929,80721.9M

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%CountBachelor's Degree1Some College2H.S. Diploma3No H.S. Diploma338.683446%37.814107%38.683446%38.7%21,02621.0k49.365272%48.434369%49.365272%49.4%26,83226.8k11.599882%13.428920%11.599882%11.6%6,3050.351400%0.322604%0.351400%0.4%191

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%CountBachelor's Degree1Some College2H.S. Diploma3No H.S. Diploma384.953817%83.226008%84.953817%85.0%9,287,1709.29M76.504337%74.180718%76.504337%76.5%8,786,4948.79M68.537851%66.788302%68.537851%68.5%6,689,6396.69M50.788350%53.682838%50.788350%50.8%1,568,4241.57M

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%MFWhite1BlackAsianHispanic2Other1-7.322200%-7.511854%-7.322200%7.3%7.322200%0.898189%7.511854%0.943343%8.220390%8.2%1,453,1801.45M1,375,6131.38M-14.199490%-14.435509%-14.199490%14.2%14.199490%2.797672%14.435509%2.667013%16.997162%17.0%331,848332k325,196325k-10.968050%-4.102898%-11.797853%-3.589964%-15.070947%15.1%10.968050%11.797853%10.968050%11.0%66,02766.0k102,134102k-32.763899%-32.762282%-32.763899%32.8%32.763899%3.617474%32.762282%3.005458%36.381374%36.4%489,845490k409,975410k-25.421144%-28.306632%-25.421144%25.4%25.421144%3.688099%28.306632%3.081081%29.109243%29.1%249,447249k210,226210k

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%MFWhite1BlackAsianHispanic2Other1-30.139360%-0.472583%-33.484422%-30.611943%30.6%30.139360%33.484422%0.720781%30.139360%30.1%5,327,9615.33M5,751,0295.75M-15.461902%-4.287683%-17.420662%-4.733632%-19.749585%19.7%15.461902%17.420662%15.461902%15.5%301,874302k452,304452k-54.095247%-49.840415%-54.095247%54.1%54.095247%6.972139%49.840415%4.827592%61.067386%61.1%367,622368k366,597367k-12.738401%-3.164407%-13.383648%-2.666528%-15.902808%15.9%12.738401%13.383648%12.738401%12.7%171,512172k198,992199k-15.149708%-3.568315%-14.758714%-3.083866%-18.718023%18.7%15.149708%14.758714%15.149708%15.1%129,823130k154,793155k

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
33.0%35.4%37.9%40.3%42.8%45.3%

Coarse: High School Diploma Educational Attainment by State#17

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
47.4%48.9%50.5%52.0%53.5%55.1%

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
7.3%8.3%9.2%10.1%11.0%12.0%

Detailed: Doctorate Degree Educational Attainment by State#19

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
0.98%1.06%1.14%1.21%1.29%1.37%

Detailed: Professional Degree Educational Attainment by State#20

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
1.33%1.49%1.65%1.81%1.97%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%6.1%6.9%7.7%8.5%9.3%

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

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
15.7%17.1%18.5%20.0%21.4%22.8%

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

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
7.5%8.7%9.9%11.0%12.2%13.4%

Detailed: Some College Educational Attainment by State#24

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
20.6%21.3%21.9%22.6%23.3%24.0%

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
25.6%27.4%29.1%30.8%32.5%34.3%

Detailed: Some High School Educational Attainment by State#26

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
4.3%5.1%5.8%6.5%7.3%8.1%

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
1.95%2.38%2.81%3.23%3.66%4.09%

Detailed: None Educational Attainment by State#28

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
0.55%0.68%0.81%0.94%1.07%1.20%
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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
12%22%32%43%53%63%

Coarse: High School Diploma Educational Attainment by County#30

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
33%41%49%57%65%73%

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%9%17%25%33%42%

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%1.5%3.1%4.6%6.2%7.8%

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%3.2%4.3%5.4%

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

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
0.8%4.3%7.6%11.0%14.4%17.8%

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

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
5%11%17%24%30%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
2.6%6.0%9.4%12.8%16.1%19.5%

Detailed: Some College Educational Attainment by County#37

Percentage of the population 25 years and older with given highest level of educational attainment
10.0%14.7%19.3%24.0%28.6%33.3%

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
14%22%29%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
1.0%4.3%7.5%10.7%13.9%17.2%

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%0.9%1.7%2.6%3.4%4.3%
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Educational Attainment by Place in the Midwest

There are 9,721 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 95,520.

No H.S. Diploma by Place#42

Percent of population 25 years of age and older without a high school diploma (or equivalent).
Scope: population of the Midwest, selected places in the Midwest, and entities that contain the Midwest
0%5%10%15%20%Count#AuroraKansas CityClevelandDetroitElginDearbornMilwaukeeSouth BendDaytonChicagoFlintRockfordSt. LouisWarrenJolietGrand RapidsIndianapolisToledoCincinnatiAkronSt. PaulSterling HeightsSterling HtsUnited States of AmericaUnited StatesDes MoinesWichitaGreen BayEvansvilleOmahaFort WayneKenoshaIndependenceLansingColumbusPeoriaTopekaMinneapolisKansas CitySpringfieldMidwestDavenportSioux FallsSpringfieldLincolnOlatheRochesterFargoCedar RapidsColumbiaMadisonOverland ParkNapervilleAnn Arbor23.424721%23.424721%23.4%28,12728.1k122.659362%22.659362%22.7%21,21821.2k221.582420%21.582420%21.6%54,98155.0k321.003600%21.003600%21.0%90,67890.7k420.908753%20.908753%20.9%14,62414.6k519.742370%19.742370%19.7%11,37211.4k617.485105%17.485105%17.5%63,80063.8k716.981967%16.981967%17.0%10,74510.7k816.928359%16.928359%16.9%14,88914.9k916.905373%16.905373%16.9%309,770310k1016.821517%16.821517%16.8%10,50110.5k1116.593998%16.593998%16.6%16,17516.2k1215.466266%15.466266%15.5%33,80433.8k1315.286174%15.286174%15.3%14,05914.1k1415.156779%15.156779%15.2%13,69913.7k1514.563179%14.563179%14.6%17,64317.6k1614.507103%14.507103%14.5%80,02880.0k1714.332972%14.332972%14.3%26,34326.3k1813.761583%13.761583%13.8%26,28626.3k1913.591726%13.591726%13.6%17,95118.0k2013.278342%13.278342%13.3%24,61324.6k2113.132171%13.132171%13.1%12,21212.2k2213.020590%13.020590%13.0%27,818,38027.8M12.832375%12.832375%12.8%17,69717.7k2312.568464%12.568464%12.6%31,23131.2k2412.535944%12.535944%12.5%8,4142512.455825%12.455825%12.5%10,18610.2k2612.198899%12.198899%12.2%35,05035.1k2711.804005%11.804005%11.8%19,71819.7k2811.549265%11.549265%11.5%7,3602911.512997%11.512997%11.5%9,3903011.480129%11.480129%11.5%8,3343111.226988%11.226988%11.2%61,30861.3k3211.214599%11.214599%11.2%8,2723311.032803%11.032803%11.0%9,3773410.958428%10.958428%11.0%29,34729.3k3510.852627%10.852627%10.9%34,34934.3k3610.767091%10.767091%10.8%11,14911.1k3710.244520%10.244520%10.2%4,641,8354.64M8.840661%8.840661%8.8%5,980388.819364%8.819364%8.8%9,714398.670273%8.