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State Educational Attainment Patterns: 1990-2000-2010

High school graduates (or higher) increased from 75.2 percent (population ages 25 years and over) in 1990 to 85.6 percent in 2010 for the United States overall -- an increase of 10.4 percent. At the same time, college graduates (or higher) increased from 20.3 percent (population ages 25 years), in 1990 to 28.2 percent in 2010 for the United States overall -- an increase of 7.9 percent. The 2010 data are based on the American Community Survey data released in September 2011 (next update September 2012). Use the ranking table in this section to rank/compare states educational attainment patterns from 1990 to 2010.

State Educational Attainment Patterns: 1990-2000-2010 -- Interactive Ranking Table
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  • Data are for percent population age 25 years and over.
  • 1990 data from 1990 Census; 2000 data from 2000 Census.
    2010 data from American Community Survey.

Column header descriptions:
  • HSGrds 1990 --Percent population 25 years or older; high school graduates or higher, 1990
  • CollGrds 1990 -- Percent population 25 years or older; bachelor's degree or higher, 1990
  • HSGrds 2000 -- Percent population 25 years or older; high school graduates or higher, 2000
  • CollGrds 2000 -- Percent population 25 years or older; bachelor's degree or higher, 2000
  • HSGrds 2010 -- Percent population 25 years or older; high school graduates or higher, 2010
  • CollGrds 2010 -- Percent population 25 years or older; bachelor's degree or higher, 2010
  • HSGrds Ch90:10 -- percent high school graduates; change from 1990 to 2010
  • CollGrds Chg90:10 -- percent college graduates; change from 1990 to 2010

Usage Notes
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