NJ Stats: Educational Attainment by State, 2010-2014 American Community Survey

5-Year Estimates

Rank State Percent with a Bachelor’s Degree or More Percent High School Graduate or More
1 Massachusetts 40.0% 89.5%
2 Colorado 37.5% 90.4%
3 Maryland 37.3% 89.0%
4 Connecticut 37.0% 89.5%
5 New Jersey 36.4% 88.4%
6 Virginia 35.8% 87.9%
7 Vermont 35.2% 91.6%
8 New Hampshire 34.4% 92.0%
9 New York 33.7% 85.4%
10 Minnesota 33.2% 92.3%
11 Washington 32.3% 90.2%
12 Illinois 31.9% 87.6%
13 Rhode Island 31.4% 85.4%
14 California 31.0% 81.5%
15 Kansas 30.7% 90.0%
16 Utah 30.6% 91.0%
17 Hawaii 30.5% 90.7%
18 Oregon 30.1% 89.5%
19 Delaware 29.4% 88.0%
20 Montana 29.1% 92.4%
21 Nebraska 29.0% 90.5%
22 Maine 28.4% 91.3%
23 Georgia 28.3% 85.0%
24 Pennsylvania 28.1% 89.0%
25 North Carolina 27.8% 85.4%
26 Alaska 27.7% 91.8%
27 Wisconsin 27.4% 90.8%
28 North Dakota 27.3% 91.3%
29 Arizona 27.1% 85.9%
30 Texas 27.1% 81.6%
31 Florida 26.8% 86.5%
32 Missouri 26.7% 88.0%
33 South Dakota 26.7% 90.7%
34 Iowa  26.4% 91.3%
35 Michigan 26.4% 89.3%
36 New Mexico 26.1% 84.0%
37 Ohio 25.6% 88.8%
38 Idaho 25.4% 89.1%
39 South Carolina 25.3% 85.0%
40 Wyoming 25.1% 92.3%
41 Tennessee 24.4% 84.9%
42 Oklahoma 23.8% 86.7%
43 Indiana 23.6% 87.6%
44 Alabama 23.1% 83.7%
45 Nevada 22.5% 84.9%
46 Louisiana 22.1% 82.8%
47 Kentucky  21.8% 83.5%
48 Arkansas 20.6% 84.3%
49 Mississippi 20.4% 81.9%
50 West Virginia 18.7% 84.4%


The 50-State Average for Bachelor’s Degrees is 28.5%.

New Jersey is 7.9% above the 50-State Average for Bachelor’s Degrees.

The 50-State Average for High School Graduate or More is 87.9%.

New Jersey is 0.5% above the 50-State Average for High School Graduate or More.

Source:
U.S. Census Bureau. American FactFinder. “Table S1501: Educational Attainment: 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.” Accessed January 2016. http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ACS_14_5YR_S1501&prodType=table






2009-2013 American Community Survey

5-Year Estimates

Rank State Percent with a Bachelor’s Degree or More Percent High School Graduate or More
1 Massachusetts 39.4% 89.4%
2 Colorado 37.0% 90.2%
3 Maryland 36.8% 88.7%
4 Connecticut 36.5% 89.2%
5 New Jersey 35.8% 88.1%
6 Virginia 35.2% 87.5%
7 Vermont 34.8% 91.4%
8 New Hampshire 33.7% 91.8%
9 New York 33.2% 85.2%
10 Minnesota 32.6% 92.1%
11 Washington 31.9% 90.0%
12 Illinois 31.4% 87.3%
13 Rhode Island 31.3% 85.2%
14 California 30.7% 81.2%
15 Kansas 30.3% 89.8%
16 Utah 30.3% 90.9%
17 Hawaii 30.1% 90.4%
18 Oregon 29.7% 89.4%
19 Delaware 28.9% 87.7%
20 Montana 28.7% 92.1%
21 Nebraska 28.5% 90.5%
22 Georgia 28.0% 84.7%
23 Maine 27.9% 91.1%
24 Alaska 27.5% 91.6%
25 Pennsylvania 27.5% 88.7%
26 North Carolina 27.3% 84.9%
27 North Dakota 27.2% 90.9%
28 Arizona 26.9% 85.7%
29 Wisconsin 26.8% 90.4%
30 Texas 26.7% 81.2%
31 Florida 26.4% 86.1%
32 Missouri 26.2% 87.6%
33 South Dakota 26.2% 90.4%
34 Michigan 25.9% 88.9%
35 New Mexico 25.8% 83.6%
36 Iowa 25.7% 91.0%
37 Ohio 25.2% 88.5%
38 Idaho 25.1% 88.8%
39 South Carolina 25.1% 84.5%
40 Wyoming 24.7% 92.4%
41 Tennessee 23.8% 84.4%
42 Oklahoma 23.5% 86.4%
43 Indiana 23.2% 87.2%
44 Alabama 22.6% 83.1%
45 Nevada 22.4% 84.6%
46 Louisiana 21.8% 82.6%
47 Kentucky 21.5% 83.0%
48 Arkansas 20.1% 83.7%
49 Mississippi 20.1% 81.5%
50 West Virginia 18.3% 83.9%


The 50-State Average for Bachelor’s Degrees is 28.1%. New Jersey is 7.7% above the 50-State Average for Bachelor’s Degrees. The 50-State Average for High School Graduate or More is 87.5%. New Jersey is 0.6% above the 50-State Average for High School Graduate or More.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau. American FactFinder. “Table S1501: Educational Attainment: 2009-2013 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.” Accessed July 2015. http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ACS_13_5YR_S1501&prodType=table