Table 8-18
Bachelor's degrees in natural sciences and engineering conferred per 1,000 individuals 18–24 years old, by state: 2000, 2005, and 2009
 
  NS&E bachelor's degrees   Population 18–24 years old   Degrees/1,000 individuals 18–24 years old
State 2000 2005 2009   2000 2005 2009   2000 2005 2009
 
EPSCoR states 35,201 37,177 38,960   4,702,607 5,059,909 5,109,850   7.5 7.3 7.6
Non-EPSCoR states 171,285 198,206 209,080   22,541,063 24,277,168 25,229,846   7.6 8.2 8.3
Average EPSCoR state value na na na   na na na   8.5 8.0 8.4
Average non-EPSCoR state value na na na   na na na   8.1 8.6 8.8
 
United States 207,375 236,700 249,420   27,316,537 29,404,797 30,412,035   7.6 8.0 8.2
Alabama 3,556 3,511 3,891   442,009 453,363 465,249   8.0 7.7 8.4
Alaska 240 248 313   57,724 78,831 79,696   4.2 3.1 3.9
Arizona 2,928 5,069 5,284   519,381 570,206 610,920   5.6 8.9 8.6
Arkansas 1,440 1,630 1,563   263,326 269,720 273,263   5.5 6.0 5.7
California 22,036 26,786 28,386   3,389,475 3,601,422 3,746,026   6.5 7.4 7.6
Colorado 4,742 5,475 5,714   434,165 479,582 500,695   10.9 11.4 11.4
Connecticut 1,852 2,116 2,540   273,000 315,265 340,550   6.8 6.7 7.5
Delaware 696 694 740   75,857 79,909 83,522   9.2 8.7 8.9
District of Columbia 889 1,317 1,380   72,867 67,720 72,339   12.2 19.4 19.1
Florida 7,353 9,097 10,769   1,340,658 1,583,393 1,667,090   5.5 5.7 6.5
Georgia 5,190 6,063 6,190   844,924 912,133 979,688   6.1 6.6 6.3
Hawaii 719 754 842   115,683 128,311 124,841   6.2 5.9 6.7
Idaho 1,013 1,234 1,437   140,017 157,526 161,387   7.2 7.8 8.9
Illinois 8,971 11,002 10,080   1,217,816 1,273,336 1,298,744   7.4 8.6 7.8
Indiana 5,113 5,797 5,573   618,463 637,074 643,920   8.3 9.1 8.7
Iowa 3,135 3,249 3,563   299,438 320,586 321,355   10.5 10.1 11.1
Kansas 2,436 2,637 2,463   277,164 306,834 307,284   8.8 8.6 8.0
Kentucky 2,266 2,293 2,503   404,146 417,504 416,470   5.6 5.5 6.0
Louisiana 3,395 3,600 3,216   475,946 496,032 477,506   7.1 7.3 6.7
Maine 1,091 1,136 1,172   104,527 117,289 118,353   10.4 9.7 9.9
Maryland 4,422 5,911 5,669   454,129 515,830 547,538   9.7 11.5 10.4
Massachusetts 7,328 7,623 8,215   582,619 621,142 668,112   12.6 12.3 12.3
Michigan 8,315 9,174 9,620   937,626 997,376 995,230   8.9 9.2 9.7
Minnesota 4,067 4,861 5,346   473,816 523,797 526,091   8.6 9.3 10.2
Mississippi 1,733 1,630 1,757   312,663 317,707 313,729   5.5 5.1 5.6
Missouri 4,767 5,350 5,329   538,883 586,404 592,454   8.8 9.1 9.0
Montana 1,173 1,127 1,223   86,241 103,362 104,243   13.6 10.9 11.7
Nebraska 1,581 1,642 1,782   175,359 197,081 196,793   9.0 8.3 9.1
Nevada 548 739 989   181,984 210,962 228,809   3.0 3.5 4.3
New Hampshire 1,281 1,130 1,186   104,064 123,750 130,242   12.3 9.1 9.1
New Jersey 5,249 5,354 5,376   679,702 716,880 756,033   7.7 7.5 7.1
New Mexico 1,243 1,392 1,306   177,978 202,397 202,276   7.0 6.9 6.5
New York 14,451 16,705 17,096   1,772,439 1,839,901 1,923,887   8.2 9.1 8.9
North Carolina 6,172 6,774 7,308   814,485 855,830 942,328   7.6 7.9 7.8
North Dakota 893 913 929   73,371 89,501 88,808   12.2 10.2 10.5
Ohio 7,828 8,106 8,504   1,062,062 1,084,194 1,084,493   7.4 7.5 7.8
Oklahoma 2,491 2,636 2,727   358,410 387,237 386,532   7.0 6.8 7.1
Oregon 2,440 2,831 3,068   330,074 351,657 364,365   7.4 8.1 8.4
Pennsylvania 11,671 13,719 14,453   1,099,275 1,169,151 1,219,844   10.6 11.7 11.8
Rhode Island 1,236 1,531 1,566   107,100 109,690 112,088   11.5 14.0 14.0
South Carolina 2,684 3,130 3,199   410,784 427,535 452,903   6.5 7.3 7.1
South Dakota 981 1,039 996   78,087 87,891 87,586   12.6 11.8 11.4
Tennessee 3,455 3,541 3,921   552,177 570,664 585,173   6.3 6.2 6.7
Texas 11,868 13,692 15,185   2,213,346 2,429,659 2,523,258   5.4 5.6 6.0
Utah 2,817 3,412 3,766   320,147 342,610 341,926   8.8 10.0 11.0
Vermont 840 865 1,102   56,918 66,960 68,869   14.8 12.9 16.0
Virginia 6,414 6,310 7,096   686,011 776,170 814,917   9.3 8.1 8.7
Washington 3,850 4,615 4,985   563,091 617,519 644,616   6.8 7.5 7.7
West Virginia 1,208 1,288 1,637   173,092 172,766 169,767   7.0 7.5 9.6
Wisconsin 4,851 5,574 6,044   523,861 585,387 590,593   9.3 9.5 10.2
Wyoming 457 378 421   50,157 57,751 59,634   9.1 6.5 7.1
                       
Puerto Rico 3,013 2,848 3,039   429,220 406,548 394,800   7.0 7.0 7.7
 

na = not applicable

EPSCoR = Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research; NS&E = natural sciences and engineering

NOTE: For explanation of EPSCoR and non-EPSCoR averages, see chapter introduction.

SOURCES: National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (various years); Census Bureau, 2000 Decennial Census and Population Estimates Program (various years).

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