Chapter 8: State Indicators

Higher Education

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Table 8-13

Bachelor's degrees conferred per 1,000 individuals 18–24 years old, by state:
1993, 1998, and 2003

 
  Bachelor's degrees Population 18–24 years old Degree/1,000 individuals 18–24 years old
State 1993 1998 2003 1993 1998 2003 1993 1998 2003
 
United States 1,165,168 1,185,030 1,342,686 25,739,925 25,476,201 28,900,513 45.3 46.5 46.5
Alabama 20,525 20,318 20,336 454,770 438,019 453,710 45.1 46.4 44.8
Alaska 1,260 1,476 1,363 60,022 68,962 69,574 21.0 21.4 19.6
Arizona 15,809 21,746 27,862 395,208 444,734 552,538 40.0 48.9 50.4
Arkansas 8,449 9,222 10,591 246,273 250,431 276,347 34.3 36.8 38.3
California 110,876 109,097 130,593 3,170,388 3,171,047 3,569,122 35.0 34.4 36.6
Colorado 19,808 20,624 23,559 342,578 376,366 454,558 57.8 54.8 51.8
Connecticut 15,116 13,750 16,038 295,584 256,388 303,176 51.1 53.6 52.9
Delaware 4,067 4,383 5,123 70,787 67,054 81,585 57.5 65.4 62.8
District of Columbia 8,095 7,973 8,834 64,384 43,865 64,273 125.7 181.8 137.4
Florida 43,202 48,304 55,544 1,180,537 1,209,003 1,493,632 36.6 40.0 37.2
Georgia 25,390 29,263 31,703 730,881 754,676 889,162 34.7 38.8 35.7
Hawaii 4,186 4,588 4,922 116,670 119,378 125,284 35.9 38.4 39.3
Idaho 3,923 4,602 5,974 114,637 139,586 153,101 34.2 33.0 39.0
Illinois 51,482 51,932 59,732 1,155,733 1,125,624 1,254,527 44.5 46.1 47.6
Indiana 31,453 30,985 35,251 602,192 572,453 634,269 52.2 54.1 55.6
Iowa 17,598 17,510 19,839 279,421 276,610 316,933 63.0 63.3 62.6
Kansas 14,453 14,182 16,135 251,584 263,410 295,852 57.4 53.8 54.5
Kentucky 14,396 14,972 16,325 403,547 400,137 411,637 35.7 37.4 39.7
Louisiana 17,825 18,532 21,064 461,025 473,066 500,616 38.7 39.2 42.1
Maine 5,976 5,442 6,143 118,437 110,125 120,783 50.5 49.4 50.9
Maryland 21,494 21,715 24,277 452,016 433,031 507,475 47.6 50.1 47.8
Massachusetts 42,747 40,676 44,612 599,360 505,584 596,934 71.3 80.5 74.7
Michigan 45,711 44,152 49,758 967,872 922,891 992,111 47.2 47.8 50.2
Minnesota 24,737 22,999 25,634 421,533 439,358 520,699 58.7 52.3 49.2
Mississippi 10,673 10,290 11,797 304,375 300,061 322,505 35.1 34.3 36.6
Missouri 26,929 28,806 33,115 504,892 509,453 577,581 53.3 56.5 57.3
Montana 4,194 4,932 5,238 77,645 88,262 96,129 54.0 55.9 54.5
Nebraska 9,522 10,071 11,028 157,809 166,811 188,391 60.3 60.4 58.5
Nevada 3,029 3,852 4,616 119,846 148,028 199,143 25.3 26.0 23.2
New Hampshire 7,524 7,297 7,572 103,606 95,661 119,503 72.6 76.3 63.4
New Jersey 25,185 25,056 29,604 707,317 669,415 726,145 35.6 37.4 40.8
New Mexico 5,654 6,219 6,379 159,007 174,353 198,398 35.6 35.7 32.2
New York 98,357 96,187 108,441 1,766,276 1,601,269 1,826,944 55.7 60.1 59.4
North Carolina 31,852 34,086 37,345 751,837 702,132 824,233 42.4 48.5 45.3
North Dakota 4,555 4,588 4,882 66,568 67,835 76,213 68.4 67.6 64.1
Ohio 51,651 49,244 55,020 1,105,197 1,056,810 1,119,732 46.7 46.6 49.1
Oklahoma 15,002 15,881 16,102 329,713 336,797 382,078 45.5 47.2 42.1
Oregon 13,139 13,513 15,053 276,672 303,895 347,267 47.5 44.5 43.3
Pennsylvania 65,125 63,501 72,787 1,149,074 1,022,583 1,180,592 56.7 62.1 61.7
Rhode Island 9,396 8,323 9,389 104,444 83,023 114,254 90.0 100.2 82.2
South Carolina 15,199 15,034 18,299 404,863 385,887 426,854 37.5 39.0 42.9
South Dakota 4,387 4,476 4,460 70,155 76,172 85,043 62.5 58.8 52.4
Tennessee 20,371 21,538 24,199 522,815 515,066 571,200 39.0 41.8 42.4
Texas 67,598 71,755 82,507 1,907,830 2,038,563 2,351,723 35.4 35.2 35.1
Utah 12,728 16,405 18,338 225,001 290,363 313,689 56.6 56.5 58.5
Vermont 4,707 4,441 4,510 58,910 52,029 63,895 79.9 85.4 70.6
Virginia 30,858 30,350 34,623 685,233 656,887 735,711 45.0 46.2 47.1
Washington 20,784 23,403 25,558 493,660 539,707 618,757 42.1 43.4 41.3
West Virginia 8,606 8,290 9,335 191,056 182,025 174,583 45.0 45.5 53.5
Wisconsin 27,709 27,343 29,538 493,627 498,268 566,174 56.1 54.9 52.2
Wyoming 1,856 1,706 1,739 47,058 53,048 55,878 39.4 32.2 31.1
 
Puerto Rico 13,756 13,932 NA NA NA 418,390 NA NA NA
 

NA = not available

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

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