Projected Degree Gap: 14.9%

Percent of 25 to 64 Year Olds with Associate Degrees or Higher

Levels of Education

for Missouri

AGES 25-64
  • 81,898 | 2.6%Less than ninth grade
  • 252,032 | 8.1%Ninth to 12th grade, no diploma
  • 945,793 | 30.4%High school graduate (or equivalency)
  • 747,237 | 24.0%Some college, no degree
  • 238,877 | 7.7%Associate degree
  • 549,858 | 17.6%Bachelor’s degree
  • 297,715 | 9.6%Graduate or professional degree

Attainment Rates

for Missouri

By Population Group AGES 25-64
  • 35.8%White
  • 23.6%Black
  • 22.5%Hispanic
  • 57.6%Asian
  • 25.9%Native American

Percentage of Missouri adults (25-64) with a two- or four-year degree by county:

Adair 39.5 Howell 19.2 Pulaski 27.9
Audrain 17.3 Jackson 36.0 Randolph 18.9
Barry 16.7 Jasper 26.1 Ray 20.9
Boone 53.1 Jefferson 28.2 Saline 27.3
Buchanan 24.7 Johnson 33.2 Scott 18.7
Butler 24.3 Laclede 19.4 St. Charles 45.2
Callaway 29.2 Lafayette 25.9 St. Francois 24.0
Camden 27.5 Lawrence 19.3 St. Louis city 33.1
Cape Girardeau 33.4 Lincoln 19.0 St. Louis 49.4
Cass 30.8 Marion 25.4 Stoddard 20.6
Christian 36.6 McDonald 10.9 Stone 21.5
Clay 40.3 Miller 17.3 Taney 26.9
Clinton 27.8 Morgan 25.0 Texas 18.1
Cole 39.4 Newton 29.1 Vernon 23.3
Crawford 16.6 Nodaway 32.9 Warren 26.3
Dunklin 17.1 Pettis 28.1 Washington 10.8
Franklin 28.4 Phelps 32.6 Webster 21.2
Greene 35.7 Platte 47.2 Other counties 21.2*
Henry 21.8 Polk 23.9    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2008 American Community Survey

*This percentage is an average for the 60 Missouri counties with fewer than 20,000 residents.