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Chapter 8:
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Secondary Education
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Financial Research and Development Inputs
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Table 8-4.
Bachelor's degrees conferred per 1,000 18-24-year-olds, by state: 1990, 1995, & 2000
  Bachelor's Degrees 18-24-year-old population Bachelor's degrees per
1,000 18-24-year-olds
State 1990 1995 2000 1990 1995 2000 1990 1995 2000
All states   1,049,656   1,160,126   1,236,378   26,737,766   25,112,313   27,143,454 39.3 46.2 45.5
  Alabama   17,059   19,924   21,185   443,335   444,704   439,612 38.5 44.8 48.2
  Alaska   1,043   1,526   1,364   55,847   62,426   57,292 18.7 24.4 23.8
  Arizona   14,172   18,533   24,867   392,680   413,693   514,101 36.1 44.8 48.4
  Arkansas   7,475   8,623   9,405   237,056   248,435   261,738 31.5 34.7 35.9
  California   98,069   108,215   116,648   3,412,257   3,013,123   3,366,030 28.7 35.9 34.7
  Colorado   17,344   20,226   21,771   335,525   351,400   430,111 51.7 57.6 50.6
  Connecticut   14,333   14,158   14,546   345,433   270,474   271,585 41.5 52.3 53.6
  Delaware   3,462   4,421   4,616   76,233   67,051   75,328 45.4 65.9 61.3
  District of Columbia   7,449   7,661   7,589   82,558   51,875   72,637 90.2 147.7 104.5
  Florida   35,493   44,916   50,476   1,215,657   1,170,757   1,330,602 29.2 38.4 37.9
  Georgia   21,402   26,312   28,947   738,584   730,927   837,732 29.0 36.0 34.6
  Hawaii   3,720   4,500   4,993   121,185   115,821   114,893 30.7 38.9 43.5
  Idaho   3,169   4,235   4,711   98,247   126,435   138,829 32.3 33.5 33.9
  Illinois   49,757   52,436   55,330   1,212,950   1,127,699   1,210,898 41.0 46.5 45.7
  Indiana   27,625   30,253   31,936   604,882   582,508   614,721 45.7 51.9 52.0
  Iowa   16,129   17,421   18,675   283,713   273,088   298,008 56.8 63.8 62.7
  Kansas   12,521   14,835   14,681   254,493   251,111   275,592 49.2 59.1 53.3
  Kentucky   12,225   14,570   15,643   399,989   401,248   401,858 30.6 36.3 38.9
  Louisiana   15,905   17,920   19,693   464,511   460,667   473,801 34.2 38.9 41.6
  Maine   4,944   5,893   5,672   123,772   112,864   103,903 39.9 52.2 54.6
  Maryland   19,502   20,824   21,887   505,373   432,516   450,922 38.6 48.1 48.5
  Massachusetts   43,559   40,279   42,308   709,099   538,602   579,328 61.4 74.8 73.0
  Michigan   42,428   44,317   45,407   1,004,527   935,335   932,137 42.2 47.4 48.7
  Minnesota   22,851   23,872   23,129   442,809   417,482   470,434 51.6 57.2 49.2
  Mississippi   8,808   10,335   10,982   293,346   303,426   310,974 30.0 34.1 35.3
  Missouri   24,612   27,918   29,964   517,191   499,397   535,978 47.6 55.9 55.9
  Montana   3,862   4,354   5,071   70,011   83,675   85,757 55.2 52.0 59.1
  Nebraska   8,677   10,105   10,755   155,887   160,166   174,425 55.7 63.1 61.7
  Nevada   2,235   3,365   4,070   118,945   128,251   179,708 18.8 26.2 22.6
  New Hampshire   6,745   7,395   7,776   117,602   96,548   103,369 57.4 76.6 75.2
  New Jersey   22,859   24,627   26,939   779,184   678,491   676,628 29.3 36.3 39.8
  New Mexico   5,010   6,032   6,215   151,824   167,305   177,576 33.0 36.1 35.0
  New York   90,195   94,762   98,220   1,953,424   1,649,416   1,765,453 46.2 57.5 55.6
  North Carolina   27,288   32,321   35,257   781,053   716,816   806,821 34.9 45.1 43.7
  North Dakota   4,202   4,440   4,877   67,853   66,177   73,118 61.9 67.1 66.7
  Ohio   47,144   49,755   49,973   1,136,418   1,070,668   1,056,544 41.5 46.5 47.3
  Oklahoma   13,601   15,307   15,573   321,389   328,996   357,085 42.3 46.5 43.6
  Oregon   12,586   12,917   14,074   267,528   282,990   327,884 47.0 45.6 42.9
  Pennsylvania   60,572   63,072   66,344   1,226,775   1,074,942   1,094,449 49.4 58.7 60.6
  Rhode Island   8,789   9,094   8,594   120,358   90,614   106,607 73.0 100.4 80.6
  South Carolina   13,215   15,060   16,523   406,526   389,480   407,851 32.5 38.7 40.5
  South Dakota   3,760   4,412   4,760   68,113   72,599   77,634 55.2 60.8 61.3
  Tennessee   17,577   20,463   22,815   527,655   516,027   548,856 33.3 39.7 41.6
  Texas   60,472   70,048   75,830   1,890,844   1,943,360   2,198,881 32.0 36.0 34.5
  Utah   10,907   14,262   16,797   199,986   253,174   317,431 54.5 56.3 52.9
  Vermont   4,517   4,591   4,810   63,166   54,240   56,586 71.5 84.6 85.0
  Virginia   27,119   30,472   32,905   719,731   659,229   679,398 37.7 46.2 48.4
  Washington   18,320   21,773   23,920   488,539   500,401   559,361 37.5 43.5 42.8
  West Virginia   7,414   8,656   8,545   179,991   189,426   172,431 41.2 45.7 49.6
  Wisconsin   25,888   26,943   27,513   512,326   485,889   520,629 50.5 55.5 52.8
  Wyoming   1,646   1,777   1,797   41,386   50,369   49,928 39.8 35.3 36.0
Puerto Rico   12,173   13,820   16,164   NA   NA   428,894 NA NA 37.7
NA not available

NOTE:The state total for each year is the sum of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, various years; and U.S. Bureau of the Census, Population Division.


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