Chapter 8: State Indicators

Higher Education

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Table 8-14

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

 
  NS&E bachelor's degrees Population 18–24 years old Degrees/1,000 individuals 18–24 years old
State 1993 1998 2003 1993 1998 2003 1993 1998 2003
 
United States 177,288 202,470 225,874 25,739,925 25,476,201 28,900,513 6.89 7.95 7.82
Alabama 3,447 3,601 3,244 454,770 438,019 453,710 7.58 8.22 7.15
Alaska 186 314 247 60,022 68,962 69,574 3.10 4.55 3.55
Arizona 2,192 3,084 4,403 395,208 444,734 552,538 5.55 6.93 7.97
Arkansas 1,152 1,364 1,632 246,273 250,431 276,347 4.68 5.45 5.91
California 19,329 21,808 24,610 3,170,388 3,171,047 3,569,122 6.10 6.88 6.90
Colorado 3,870 4,632 4,959 342,578 376,366 454,558 11.30 12.31 10.91
Connecticut 2,116 1,970 1,984 295,584 256,388 303,176 7.16 7.68 6.54
Delaware 590 679 704 70,787 67,054 81,585 8.33 10.13 8.63
District of Columbia 1,081 1,311 1,752 64,384 43,865 64,273 16.79 29.89 27.26
Florida 5,350 6,776 7,552 1,180,537 1,209,003 1,493,632 4.53 5.60 5.06
Georgia 3,761 4,963 6,049 730,881 754,676 889,162 5.15 6.58 6.80
Hawaii 540 576 651 116,670 119,378 125,284 4.63 4.83 5.20
Idaho 681 896 1,104 114,637 139,586 153,101 5.94 6.42 7.21
Illinois 7,611 8,434 10,043 1,155,733 1,125,624 1,254,527 6.59 7.49 8.01
Indiana 4,990 5,118 5,364 602,192 572,453 634,269 8.29 8.94 8.46
Iowa 2,693 2,940 3,408 279,421 276,610 316,933 9.64 10.63 10.75
Kansas 2,203 2,241 2,538 251,584 263,410 295,852 8.76 8.51 8.58
Kentucky 1,832 2,221 1,961 403,547 400,137 411,637 4.54 5.55 4.76
Louisiana 2,485 3,319 3,550 461,025 473,066 500,616 5.39 7.02 7.09
Maine 911 995 1,137 118,437 110,125 120,783 7.69 9.04 9.41
Maryland 3,793 4,364 5,278 452,016 433,031 507,475 8.39 10.08 10.40
Massachusetts 6,639 7,193 7,500 599,360 505,584 596,934 11.08 14.23 12.56
Michigan 7,749 8,323 9,300 967,872 922,891 992,111 8.01 9.02 9.37
Minnesota 3,314 3,921 4,283 421,533 439,358 520,699 7.86 8.92 8.23
Mississippi 1,624 1,726 1,553 304,375 300,061 322,505 5.34 5.75 4.82
Missouri 3,737 4,565 5,358 504,892 509,453 577,581 7.40 8.96 9.28
Montana 848 1,108 1,275 77,645 88,262 96,129 10.92 12.55 13.26
Nebraska 1,205 1,479 1,485 157,809 166,811 188,391 7.64 8.87 7.88
Nevada 361 578 644 119,846 148,028 199,143 3.01 3.90 3.23
New Hampshire 1,137 1,314 1,196 103,606 95,661 119,503 10.97 13.74 10.01
New Jersey 3,927 4,806 5,605 707,317 669,415 726,145 5.55 7.18 7.72
New Mexico 1,041 1,147 1,197 159,007 174,353 198,398 6.55 6.58 6.03
New York 13,430 13,856 17,094 1,766,276 1,601,269 1,826,944 7.60 8.65 9.36
North Carolina 5,307 6,378 6,411 751,837 702,132 824,233 7.06 9.08 7.78
North Dakota 767 855 956 66,568 67,835 76,213 11.52 12.60 12.54
Ohio 7,167 8,115 8,330 1,105,197 1,056,810 1,119,732 6.48 7.68 7.44
Oklahoma 2,026 2,348 2,230 329,713 336,797 382,078 6.14 6.97 5.84
Oregon 1,726 2,240 2,490 276,672 303,895 347,267 6.24 7.37 7.17
Pennsylvania 10,582 11,323 13,521 1,149,074 1,022,583 1,180,592 9.21 11.07 11.45
Rhode Island 1,088 1,202 1,615 104,444 83,023 114,254 10.42 14.48 14.14
South Carolina 2,285 2,710 2,946 404,863 385,887 426,854 5.64 7.02 6.90
South Dakota 839 976 961 70,155 76,172 85,043 11.96 12.81 11.30
Tennessee 3,086 3,598 3,400 522,815 515,066 571,200 5.90 6.99 5.95
Texas 9,973 11,641 12,988 1,907,830 2,038,563 2,351,723 5.23 5.71 5.52
Utah 2,010 2,838 3,091 225,001 290,363 313,689 8.93 9.77 9.85
Vermont 660 766 861 58,910 52,029 63,895 11.20 14.72 13.48
Virginia 5,046 5,474 5,846 685,233 656,887 735,711 7.36 8.33 7.95
Washington 3,108 3,918 4,231 493,660 539,707 618,757 6.30 7.26 6.84
West Virginia 1,045 1,197 1,451 191,056 182,025 174,583 5.47 6.58 8.31
Wisconsin 4,375 4,838 5,488 493,627 498,268 566,174 8.86 9.71 9.69
Wyoming 373 431 398 47,058 53,048 55,878 7.93 8.12 7.12
 
Puerto Rico 2,137 2,841 NA NA NA 418,390 NA NA NA
 

NA = not available

NS&E = natural sciences and engineering

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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