Mapping Higher Education Attainment in America

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Alaska

43.3%

Attainment Among Adults 25-64

National Goal: 60% by 2025
Alaska’s Goal: 65% by 2025

Arkansas

38.8%

Attainment Among Adults 25-64

National Goal: 60% by 2025
Arkansas’ Goal: 60% by 2025

Arizona

48.8%

Attainment Among Adults 25-64

National Goal: 60% by 2025
Arizona’s Goal: 29-30% with bachelor’s degree by 2020

Colorado

54.2%

Attainment Among Adults 25-64

National Goal: 60% by 2025
Colorado’s Goal: 66% of adults ages 25-34 by 2025; Reduce attainment gaps among students from underserved communities

Connecticut

53.2%

Attainment Among Adults 25-64

National Goal: 60% by 2025
Connecticut’s Goal: 40% with bachelor’s degree and 30% with associate degree by 2025

Georgia

46%

Attainment Among Adults 25-64

National Goal: 60% by 2025
Georgia’s Goal: 60% of young adults by 2020

Hawaii

45.5%

Attainment Among Adults 25-64

National Goal: 60% by 2025
Hawaii’s Goal: 55% by 2025, increasing degree attainment at the University of Hawaii by 6-9% each year

Iowa

47.3%

Attainment Among Adults 25-64

National Goal: 60% by 2025
Iowa’s Goal: 70% by 2025

Idaho

37.7%

Attainment Among Adults Ages 25-64

National Goal: 60% by 2025
Idaho’s Goal: 60% of adults ages 25-34 by 2020

Illinois

49.6%

Attainment Among Adults 25-64

National Goal: 60% by 2025
Illinois’ Goal: 60% by 2025

Indiana

40.9%

Attainment Among Adults 25-64

National Goal: 60% by 2025
Indiana’s Goal: 60% by 2025

Kansas

49.3%

Attainment Among Adults 25-64

National Goal: 60% by 2025
Kansas’ Goal: 60% by 2020

Kentucky

42.5%

Attainment Among Adults 25-64

National Goal: 60% by 2025
Kentucky’s Goal: 58% by 2025

Louisiana

44.7%

Attainment Among Adults 25-64

National Goal: 60% by 2025
Louisiana’s Goal: 42% by 2025, with an annual growth rate of 7.2%

Massachusetts

55.4%

Attainment Among Adults 25-64

National Goal: 60% by 2025
Massachusetts’ Goal: 60% of adults ages 25-34 by 2020

Maryland

49.9%

Attainment Among Adults 25-64

National Goal: 60% by 2025
Maryland’s Goal: 55% by 2025

Michigan

43.3%

Attainment Among Adults 25-64

National Goal: 60% by 2025
Michigan’s Goal: 60% by 2025

Minnesota

52.9%

Attainment Among Adults 25-64

National Goal: 60% by 2025
Minnesota’s Goal: 70% of adults ages 25-44 by 2025

Missouri

42.1%

Attainment Among Adults 25-64

National Goal: 60% by 2025
Missouri’s Goal: 60% by 2020

Mississippi

36.4%

Attainment Among Adults 25-64

National Goal: 60% by 2025
Mississippi’s Goal: National average by 2025

Montana

41.6%

Attainment Among Adults 25-64

National Goal: 60% by 2025
Montana’s Goal: 60% by 2020

North Carolina

45.3%

Attainment Among Adults 25-64

National Goal: 60% by 2025
N. Carolina’s Goal: 67% by 2025

North Dakota

47.2%

Attainment Among Adults 25-64

National Goal: 60% by 2025
N. Dakota’s Goal: 54.5% with an associate degree by 2020

New Hampshire

49.2%

Attainment Among Adults 25-64

National Goal: 60% by 2025
New Hampshire’s Goal: 65% by 2025

Nevada

35.3%

Attainment Among Adults 25-64

National Goal: 60% by 2025
Nevada’s Goal: 60% by 2020

Oregon

44.7%

Attainment Among Adults 25-64

National Goal: 60% by 2025
Oregon’s Goal40% with a bachelor’s degree or higher, 40% with an associate degree or certificate, 20% with a high school diploma by 2025

Rhode Island

43.1%

Attainment Among Adults 25-64

National Goal: 60% by 2025
Rhode Island’s Goal: 60% by 2025

South Carolina

40.7%

Attainment Among Adults 25-64

National Goal: 60% by 2025
S. Carolina’s Goal: 29% with a bachelor’s degree by 2030

Tennessee

39.3%

Attainment Among Adults 25-64

National Goal: 60% by 2025
Tennessee’s Goal: 55% by 2025

Texas

40.8%

Attainment Among Adults 25-64

National Goal: 60% by 2025
Texas’ Goal: 60% of adults ages 25-34 by 2030

Utah

47.9%

Attainment Among Adults 25-64

National Goal: 60% by 2025
Utah’s Goal: 66% by 2020

Virginia

50.6%

Attainment Among Adults 25-64

National Goal: 60% by 2025
Virginia’s Goal: 60.5% with a degree and 10% with a certificate by 2030

Vermont

45.3%

Attainment Among Adults 25-64

National Goal: 60% by 2025
Vermont’s Goal: 70% by 2025

Washington

51.6%

Attainment Among Adults 25-64

National Goal: 60% by 2025
Washington’s Goal: 70% by 2023

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