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 2017
State Higher Education Attainment Rate Rank
District of Columbia 74.5%1st
Massachusetts 58.1%2nd
Minnesota 54.9%3rd
New Jersey 53.9%4th
New York 53.8%5th
North Dakota 52.3%6th
New Hampshire 50.8%7th
Virginia 50.4%8th
Colorado 50.2%9th
Connecticut 49.9%10th
Illinois 49.5%11th
Iowa 49.1%12th
Nebraska 48.9%13th
Wisconsin 48.9%13th
Maryland 48.6%15th
Pennsylvania 48.5%16th
Washington 48.1%17th
Kansas 47.2%18th
Vermont 46.9%19th
Maine 45.7%20th
Oregon 45.1%21st
North Carolina 44.5%22nd
Utah 44.3%23rd
California 44.2%24th
South Dakota 44.1%25th
Rhode Island 44.0%26th
Montana 43.5%27th
Hawaii 43.2%28th
Missouri 43.2%28th
Michigan 43.1%30th
Ohio 42.5%31st
Florida 42.2%32nd
Indiana 41.9%33rd
Georgia 40.0%34th
Tennessee 40.0%34th
Delaware 39.7%36th
Wyoming 39.7%36th
Texas 38.9%38th
South Carolina 38.5%39th
Arizona 38.0%40th
Kentucky 37.3%41st
Alabama 36.4%42nd
Arkansas 35.5%43rd
Idaho 35.1%44th
Oklahoma 35.1%44th
Alaska 34.3%46th
Mississippi 34.2%47th
New Mexico 33.8%48th
Nevada 33.5%49th
West Virginia 33.1%50th
Louisiana 32.7%51st