Table 8-16
Bachelor's degrees conferred per 1,000 individuals 18–24 years old, by state: 2000, 2005, and 2009
 
  Bachelor's degrees   Population 18–24 years old   Degrees/1,000 individuals 18–24 years old
State 2000 2005 2009   2000 2005 2009   2000 2005 2009
 
United States 1,237,875 1,439,264 1,601,368   27,316,537 29,404,797 30,412,035   45.3 48.9 52.7
Alabama 21,293 21,616 24,245   442,009 453,363 465,249   48.2 47.7 52.1
Alaska 1,364 1,427 1,626   57,724 78,831 79,696   23.6 18.1 20.4
Arizona 20,865 29,133 39,898   519,381 570,206 610,920   40.2 51.1 65.3
Arkansas 9,405 11,191 12,027   263,326 269,720 273,263   35.7 41.5 44.0
California 121,546 146,959 160,930   3,389,475 3,601,422 3,746,026   35.9 40.8 43.0
Colorado 22,485 26,142 29,879   434,165 479,582 500,695   51.8 54.5 59.7
Connecticut 15,072 16,833 19,178   273,000 315,265 340,550   55.2 53.4 56.3
Delaware 4,665 5,247 5,472   75,857 79,909 83,522   61.5 65.7 65.5
District of Columbia 6,806 9,199 10,957   72,867 67,720 72,339   93.4 135.8 151.5
Florida 51,333 65,839 80,275   1,340,658 1,583,393 1,667,090   38.3 41.6 48.2
Georgia 29,219 35,515 40,461   844,924 912,133 979,688   34.6 38.9 41.3
Hawaii 5,091 5,300 5,797   115,683 128,311 124,841   44.0 41.3 46.4
Idaho 4,711 7,295 9,066   140,017 157,526 161,387   33.6 46.3 56.2
Illinois 55,036 63,913 69,339   1,217,816 1,273,336 1,298,744   45.2 50.2 53.4
Indiana 31,970 36,655 39,583   618,463 637,074 643,920   51.7 57.5 61.5
Iowa 18,750 20,786 26,239   299,438 320,586 321,355   62.6 64.8 81.7
Kansas 14,291 16,267 17,521   277,164 306,834 307,284   51.6 53.0 57.0
Kentucky 15,643 17,862 19,996   404,146 417,504 416,470   38.7 42.8 48.0
Louisiana 19,844 21,494 21,425   475,946 496,032 477,506   41.7 43.3 44.9
Maine 5,672 6,500 6,909   104,527 117,289 118,353   54.3 55.4 58.4
Maryland 22,089 25,990 27,909   454,129 515,830 547,538   48.6 50.4 51.0
Massachusetts 42,308 45,769 50,106   582,619 621,142 668,112   72.6 73.7 75.0
Michigan 45,754 51,207 54,641   937,626 997,376 995,230   48.8 51.3 54.9
Minnesota 23,175 28,275 31,275   473,816 523,797 526,091   48.9 54.0 59.4
Mississippi 10,988 11,681 12,430   312,663 317,707 313,729   35.1 36.8 39.6
Missouri 29,978 34,306 38,370   538,883 586,404 592,454   55.6 58.5 64.8
Montana 5,171 5,177 5,252   86,241 103,362 104,243   60.0 50.1 50.4
Nebraska 10,747 11,999 12,575   175,359 197,081 196,793   61.3 60.9 63.9
Nevada 4,245 5,608 7,119   181,984 210,962 228,809   23.3 26.6 31.1
New Hampshire 7,776 8,107 8,879   104,064 123,750 130,242   74.7 65.5 68.2
New Jersey 26,939 31,987 34,625   679,702 716,880 756,033   39.6 44.6 45.8
New Mexico 6,727 7,342 7,875   177,978 202,397 202,276   37.8 36.3 38.9
New York 95,558 111,201 122,186   1,772,439 1,839,901 1,923,887   53.9 60.4 63.5
North Carolina 35,257 39,303 44,834   814,485 855,830 942,328   43.3 45.9 47.6
North Dakota 4,877 5,161 5,604   73,371 89,501 88,808   66.5 57.7 63.1
Ohio 49,849 56,969 60,048   1,062,062 1,084,194 1,084,493   46.9 52.5 55.4
Oklahoma 15,578 18,266 19,634   358,410 387,237 386,532   43.5 47.2 50.8
Oregon 14,428 16,867 17,918   330,074 351,657 364,365   43.7 48.0 49.2
Pennsylvania 66,273 77,765 84,692   1,099,275 1,169,151 1,219,844   60.3 66.5 69.4
Rhode Island 8,402 9,417 10,291   107,100 109,690 112,088   78.5 85.9 91.8
South Carolina 16,033 18,795 21,058   410,784 427,535 452,903   39.0 44.0 46.5
South Dakota 4,494 4,771 5,031   78,087 87,891 87,586   57.6 54.3 57.4
Tennessee 22,958 26,032 29,388   552,177 570,664 585,173   41.6 45.6 50.2
Texas 75,834 88,757 102,157   2,213,346 2,429,659 2,523,258   34.3 36.5 40.5
Utah 17,058 20,799 21,504   320,147 342,610 341,926   53.3 60.7 62.9
Vermont 4,832 4,892 5,788   56,918 66,960 68,869   84.9 73.1 84.0
Virginia 33,599 36,970 42,483   686,011 776,170 814,917   49.0 47.6 52.1
Washington 24,002 28,265 30,091   563,091 617,519 644,616   42.6 45.8 46.7
West Virginia 8,545 9,574 11,366   173,092 172,766 169,767   49.4 55.4 67.0
Wisconsin 27,543 31,144 33,651   523,861 585,387 590,593   52.6 53.2 57.0
Wyoming 1,797 1,695 1,765   50,157 57,751 59,634   35.8 29.4 29.6
                       
Puerto Rico 16,164 16,646 17,116   429,220 406,548 394,800   37.7 40.9 43.4
 

SOURCES: National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (various years); Census Bureau, 2000 Decennial Census and Population Estimates Program (various years).

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