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 in 2016
State Higher Education Attainment Rate Rank
District of Columbia 72.3%1st
Massachusetts 57.8%2nd
Minnesota 54.1%3rd
New York 53.0%4th
New Jersey 51.6%5th
North Dakota 51.3%6th
Connecticut 50.7%7th
New Hampshire 50.7%7th
Illinois 50.1%9th
Virginia 49.7%10th
Colorado 49.2%11th
Rhode Island 48.9%12th
Nebraska 48.8%13th
Pennsylvania 48.2%14th
Maryland 48.1%15th
Iowa 47.7%16th
Wisconsin 47.7%16th
South Dakota 47.4%18th
Washington 46.9%19th
Vermont 46.7%20th
Kansas 45.4%21st
Utah 44.2%22nd
Maine 44.0%23rd
Oregon 43.8%24th
Missouri 43.5%25th
California 43.2%26th
North Carolina 42.9%27th
Montana 42.7%28th
Ohio 42.5%29th
Hawaii 42.2%30th
Delaware 41.6%31st
Wyoming 41.4%32nd
Michigan 41.3%33rd
Florida 40.9%34th
Indiana 39.8%35th
Georgia 39.3%36th
Tennessee 38.9%37th
South Carolina 38.5%38th
Texas 37.9%39th
Kentucky 37.5%40th
Idaho 37.1%41st
Arizona 36.4%42nd
Alaska 35.5%43rd
Alabama 35.4%44th
Oklahoma 35.4%44th
West Virginia 34.8%46th
New Mexico 34.3%47th
Mississippi 34.2%48th
Louisiana 33.3%49th
Arkansas 32.5%50th
Nevada 30.4%51st