Table 8-18
Bachelor’s degrees in science and engineering conferred per 1,000 individuals 18–24 years old, by state: 2001, 2006, and 2011
 
S&E bachelor’s degrees Population 18–24 years old Degrees/1,000 individuals 18–24 years old
State 2001 2006 2011 2001 2006 2011 2001 2006 2011
 
EPSCoR states 56,960 65,336 74,420 4,617,353 4,785,938 4,930,966 12.3 13.7 15.1
Non-EPSCoR states 332,493 401,258 468,059 23,105,302 24,522,581 25,834,531 14.4 16.4 18.1
Average EPSCoR
state value
na na na na na na 14.1 15.3 17.3
Average non-EPSCoR
state value
na na na na na na 15.2 17.4 19.8
 
United States 396,149 474,650 549,871 27,992,652 29,602,839 31,067,478 14.2 16.0 17.7
Alabama 5,520 6,019 7,406 447,963 459,114 482,405 12.3 13.1 15.4
Alaska 420 515 693 61,774 74,369 77,271 6.8 6.9 9.0
Arizona 5,159 8,174 13,812 536,018 591,986 643,726 9.6 13.8 21.5
Arkansas 2,404 2,659 3,196 268,131 273,882 287,131 9.0 9.7 11.1
California 47,715 60,588 68,228 3,488,933 3,700,882 3,975,377 13.7 16.4 17.2
Colorado 8,727 11,024 11,173 453,712 477,387 498,956 19.2 23.1 22.4
Connecticut 5,161 6,272 7,213 278,499 310,891 333,524 18.5 20.2 21.6
Delaware 1,449 1,729 1,916 78,530 84,759 92,520 18.5 20.4 20.7
District of Columbia 3,880 4,814 3,979 72,568 76,839 84,786 53.5 62.7 46.9
Florida 14,374 20,500 25,263 1,401,785 1,652,892 1,773,048 10.3 12.4 14.2
Georgia 9,119 11,219 13,327 866,190 915,634 996,088 10.5 12.3 13.4
Hawaii 1,602 1,956 1,995 120,970 131,489 133,388 13.2 14.9 15.0
Idaho 1,415 2,159 2,444 144,212 153,844 155,895 9.8 14.0 15.7
Illinois 16,150 19,132 20,589 1,230,513 1,238,706 1,246,926 13.1 15.4 16.5
Indiana 8,748 10,397 12,224 628,372 638,724 656,136 13.9 16.3 18.6
Iowa 5,375 6,122 11,742 303,271 312,319 310,985 17.7 19.6 37.8
Kansas 4,405 4,598 4,515 282,851 296,431 291,056 15.6 15.5 15.5
Kentucky 4,041 4,830 5,271 411,270 405,029 418,168 9.8 11.9 12.6
Louisiana 5,490 5,574 5,925 485,975 459,662 474,817 11.3 12.1 12.5
Maine 2,062 2,390 2,854 107,177 117,346 116,333 19.2 20.4 24.5
Maryland 8,878 11,170 12,388 470,318 525,903 567,560 18.9 21.2 21.8
Massachusetts 16,189 17,794 20,023 594,747 637,145 685,891 27.2 27.9 29.2
Michigan 13,682 15,675 17,573 955,459 975,541 986,710 14.3 16.1 17.8
Minnesota 7,497 9,544 11,012 486,444 517,679 505,955 15.4 18.4 21.8
Mississippi 2,836 2,821 3,191 316,243 306,076 308,468 9.0 9.2 10.3
Missouri 8,360 9,605 10,473 552,622 583,691 591,301 15.1 16.5 17.7
Montana 1,718 1,763 1,888 89,343 99,357 96,660 19.2 17.7 19.5
Nebraska 2,564 3,064 3,415 178,947 188,966 183,949 14.3 16.2 18.6
Nevada 975 1,836 2,270 190,232 229,614 250,650 5.1 8.0 9.1
New Hampshire 2,477 2,811 3,284 107,717 121,400 125,008 23.0 23.2 26.3
New Jersey 10,617 11,668 12,819 690,374 729,181 779,067 15.4 16.0 16.5
New Mexico 1,819 2,163 2,466 184,493 202,027 206,918 9.9 10.7 11.9
New York 33,187 37,365 42,904 1,802,422 1,869,014 1,996,795 18.4 20.0 21.5
North Carolina 11,826 13,300 16,543 824,717 876,910 953,966 14.3 15.2 17.3
North Dakota 1,214 1,286 1,418 76,459 85,992 83,807 15.9 15.0 16.9
Ohio 14,001 15,723 17,872 1,079,689 1,083,220 1,106,053 13.0 14.5 16.2
Oklahoma 4,067 4,839 4,815 369,614 381,715 385,762 11.0 12.7 12.5
Oregon 5,177 6,456 7,242 337,357 350,178 362,400 15.3 18.4 20.0
Pennsylvania 21,007 25,095 28,273 1,121,223 1,200,427 1,269,203 18.7 20.9 22.3
Rhode Island 2,340 2,975 3,326 109,990 116,788 120,607 21.3 25.5 27.6
South Carolina 4,951 5,910 7,017 418,111 440,769 481,483 11.8 13.4 14.6
South Dakota 1,396 1,582 1,669 79,716 84,428 82,667 17.5 18.7 20.2
Tennessee 6,281 7,080 8,370 563,268 572,909 613,516 11.2 12.4 13.6
Texas 20,778 25,896 30,453 2,283,119 2,463,849 2,628,169 9.1 10.5 11.6
Utah 5,090 6,774 7,751 328,513 322,408 321,208 15.5 21.0 24.1
Vermont 1,834 2,020 2,596 58,845 65,566 65,966 31.2 30.8 39.4
Virginia 12,522 14,209 17,594 706,828 781,520 815,225 17.7 18.2 21.6
Washington 8,055 10,158 11,652 586,456 628,998 665,328 13.7 16.1 17.5
West Virginia 2,176 2,422 3,539 174,409 168,204 170,502 12.5 14.4 20.8
Wisconsin 8,818 10,318 11,546 534,453 564,587 551,418 16.5 18.3 20.9
Wyoming 601 657 724 51,810 56,592 56,730 11.6 11.6 12.8
 
Puerto Rico 4,208 4,076 4,370 429,366 400,529 376,652 9.8 10.2 11.6
 

na = not applicable.

EPSCoR = Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research.

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

SOURCES: National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (various years); Census Bureau, 2000 and 2010 Decennial Censuses and Population Estimates Program (various years).

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