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 2011 to 2013.
State Higher Education Attainment Rate Rank
District of Columbia 72.0%1st
Massachusetts 55.2%2nd
Minnesota 51.5%3rd
New York 50.8%4th
North Dakota 49.8%5th
New Jersey 48.6%6th
Iowa 47.4%7th
Vermont 47.0%8th
Connecticut 47.0%8th
Illinois 46.5%10th
Virginia 46.5%10th
Maryland 46.2%12th
Colorado 45.8%13th
Nebraska 45.6%14th
Pennsylvania 45.3%15th
New Hampshire 45.1%16th
South Dakota 44.1%17th
Rhode Island 43.8%18th
Wisconsin 43.2%19th
Kansas 42.9%20th
Washington 42.1%21st
Hawaii 41.4%22nd
Utah 41.1%23rd
Missouri 40.6%24th
Montana 40.3%25th
Ohio 40.0%26th
Delaware 39.8%27th
Maine 39.6%28th
North Carolina 39.3%29th
California 39.3%29th
Michigan 39.0%31st
Oregon 38.9%32nd
Florida 37.8%33rd
Indiana 37.4%34th
Wyoming 37.3%35th
Georgia 36.5%36th
South Carolina 36.0%37th
Tennessee 35.1%38th
Arizona 34.9%39th
Idaho 34.8%40th
Kentucky 34.8%40th
Texas 34.4%42nd
Alabama 33.7%43rd
Oklahoma 33.4%44th
Alaska 33.0%45th
West Virginia 32.5%46th
Mississippi 32.1%47th
Louisiana 31.4%48th
New Mexico 31.2%49th
Arkansas 30.0%50th
Nevada 29.5%51st