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North Dakota and Minnesota Tops in Young People With Degrees

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New Census data shows that North Dakota is ranked third and Minnesota ranked fourth among all states in the share of its 25-34 year-olds with associate's degrees and higher, trailing only the District of Columbia and Massachusetts.

From the Grand Forks Herald:

For state residents age 25 to 34, 49.5 percent were college graduates in 2009. That’s well above the 37.8 percent of young adults in the U.S. overall who have college degrees.


It was enough to put North Dakota in third place, behind only Washington, D.C., (63.5 percent) and Massachusetts (53.4 percent). Minnesota ranked fourth at 48.3 percent.


According to census estimates from 2008, Fargo topped North Dakota with 34.4 percent of adults 25 and older who are college graduates. The state’s overall average was 22 percent.


Grand Forks came in second at 30.3 percent, followed by Bismarck (29.4 percent) and Minot (24.1 percent).


Nationwide, 87 percent of adults 25 and older had a high school diploma in 2009 and 30 percent had at least a bachelor’s degree. That means 58.6 million U.S. residents had a bachelor’s degree or more in 2009, a 34 percent jump compared with 1999.

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