Projected Degree Gap: 19.4%

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

Levels of Education

for Tennessee

AGES 25-64
  • 136,397 | 4.0%Less than ninth grade
  • 316,694 | 9.4%Ninth to 12th grade, no diploma
  • 1,091,079 | 32.5%High school graduate (or equivalency)
  • 765,533 | 22.8%Some college, no degree
  • 228,707 | 6.8%Associate degree
  • 544,001 | 16.2%Bachelor’s degree
  • 277,996 | 8.3%Graduate or professional degree

Attainment Rates

for Tennessee

By Population Group AGES 25-64
  • 32.3%White
  • 22.1%Black
  • 14.7%Hispanic
  • 56.7%Asian
  • 21.9%Native American

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

Anderson 29.6 Hamilton 35.6 Morgan 10.5
Bedford 20.0 Hardeman 14.8 Obion 16.5
Blount 29.5 Hardin 13.5 Overton 14.9
Bradley 28.1 Hawkins 19.2 Putnam 29.4
Campbell 13.2 Henderson 21.8 Rhea 17.5
Carroll 19.6 Henry County 20.0 Roane 24.7
Carter 22.4 Hickman 13.6 Robertson 19.7
Cheatham 25.8 Jefferson 24.5 Rutherford 34.4
Claiborne 18.1 Knox 44.1 Scott 15.3
Cocke 14.3 Lauderdale 12.2 Sevier 21.6
Coffee 27.6 Lawrence 19.3 Shelby 35.4
Cumberland 20.7 Lincoln 21.7 Sullivan 30.9
Davidson 41.3 Loudon 28.4 Sumner 31.5
Dickson 19.3 Macon 13.4 Tipton 21.0
Dyer 21.4 Madison 34.5 Warren 18.2
Fayette 24.8 Marion 19.9 Washington 36.1
Franklin 23.3 Marshall 18.1 Weakley 24.6
Gibson 20.8 Maury 26.3 White 14.4
Giles 21.1 McMinn 21.6 Williamson 58.6
Grainger 13.9 McNairy 18.8 Wilson 34.2
Greene 17.3 Monroe 16.8 Other counties 15.5*
Hamblen 19.8 Montgomery 32.5    

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

*This percentage is an average for the 31 Tennessee counties with fewer than 20,000 residents.