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 2015.
State Higher Education Attainment Rate Rank
District of Columbia 73.1%1st
Massachusetts 57.1%2nd
Minnesota 54.3%3rd
New York 52.4%4th
Connecticut 50.5%5th
New Jersey 50.5%5th
North Dakota 50.2%7th
New Hampshire 50.0%8th
Illinois 48.5%9th
Colorado 48.0%10th
Iowa 47.8%11th
Virginia 47.7%12th
Nebraska 47.2%13th
Pennsylvania 47.2%13th
Maryland 47.0%15th
Kansas 46.3%16th
Wisconsin 45.9%17th
Vermont 45.8%18th
Washington 45.1%19th
South Dakota 45.1%19th
Rhode Island 43.8%21st
Maine 43.0%22nd
Oregon 42.6%23rd
Hawaii 42.2%24th
Utah 42.2%24th
Ohio 42.0%26th
Missouri 42.0%26th
California 41.7%28th
Montana 41.7%28th
Michigan 41.6%30th
North Carolina 41.4%31st
Florida 40.7%32nd
Delaware 39.9%33rd
Wyoming 39.6%34th
South Carolina 38.7%35th
Georgia 38.7%35th
Indiana 38.5%37th
Tennessee 37.4%38th
Alaska 37.2%39th
Kentucky 36.8%40th
Texas 36.6%41st
Idaho 36.0%42nd
Arizona 35.5%43rd
Mississippi 34.6%44th
West Virginia 34.5%45th
Louisiana 34.4%46th
Alabama 34.2%47th
Oklahoma 33.5%48th
Arkansas 32.2%49th
New Mexico 32.0%50th
Nevada 29.7%51st