Map Key
  • Less than 32 %
  • 32.1 - 38 %
  • 38.1 - 44 %
  • 44.1 - 50 %
  • More than 50 %
Percentage of young adults ages 25 to 34 who had an associate’s degree or higher from 2010 to 2012.
State Higher Education Attainment Rate Rank
District of Columbia 70.2%1st
Massachusetts 54.5%2nd
Minnesota 51.0%3rd
New York 50.1%4th
North Dakota 49.8%5th
New Jersey 47.9%6th
Iowa 47.5%7th
Connecticut 46.2%8th
New Hampshire 46.0%9th
Virginia 45.9%10th
Maryland 45.7%11th
Illinois 45.6%12th
Colorado 45.2%13th
Nebraska 44.8%14th
Pennsylvania 44.6%15th
Vermont 44.5%16th
South Dakota 43.5%17th
Rhode Island 42.9%18th
Kansas 42.8%19th
Wisconsin 42.3%20th
Washington 41.4%21st
Utah 40.1%22nd
Montana 40.0%23rd
Missouri 40.0%24th
Hawaii 39.5%25th
Ohio 39.1%26th
Maine 38.9%27th
Delaware 38.7%28th
California 38.6%29th
Oregon 38.4%30th
North Carolina 38.4%31st
Michigan 37.8%32nd
Indiana 37.1%33rd
Florida 36.9%34th
Wyoming 36.1%35th
Georgia 35.7%36th
South Carolina 35.5%37th
Arizona 34.0%38th
Kentucky 34.0%38th
Idaho 33.9%40th
Tennessee 33.9%41st
Texas 33.6%42nd
Alabama 32.9%43rd
Oklahoma 32.3%44th
Alaska 32.2%45th
Mississippi 32.0%46th
Louisiana 31.3%47th
West Virginia 31.3%48th
Arkansas 29.9%49th
New Mexico 29.6%50th
Nevada 28.6%51st