◼ HERE’S HOW ARIZONA STACKS UP

35.12%

Current % of adults with
college degrees (2010)

60%

Goal for 2025


39.4%

Projected rate in 2025

20.6%

Projected gap for 2025


36th

Rank among states in terms of college attainment

61%

Percentage of jobs requiring a college credential by 2018

◼ TRACKING THE TREND IN ARIZONA

35.12% of the state’s 3.3 million working-age adults
(25-64 years old) hold at
least a two-year degree.

2008
34.4%
2009
34.8%
2010
35.1%

The national average is 38.3%
(According to 2010 Census data).

National
Average
38.3%

Projected Degree Gap

◼ THE QUICK BREAKDOWN

60%

Goal for 2025

20.6%

Projected gap

900,259

Additional degrees required
to meet workforce needs in 2025

39.4%

Projected rate in 2025

Levels of Education

FOR ARIZONA 2010 | AGE 25-64

◼ THE QUICK BREAKDOWN

Graduate or professional degree
8.96%
291,985
Bachelor's degree
17.33%
564,835
Associate degree
8.83%
287,734

Some college, no degree
27.11%
883,777
High school graduate (including equivalency)
23.94%
780,448
Ninth to 12th grade, no diploma
8.17%
266,365
Less than ninth grade
5.67%
184,819

Adults With College Degrees

FOR ARIZONA 2010 | AGE 25-64

◼ THE QUICK BREAKDOWN

35.12%

Adults with college
degrees (2010):

Of the 35.12% of adults with college degrees, this is the breakdown by various ethnic groups in the state's population.

Reaching the Big Goal

PERCENTAGE OF ARIZONA ADULTS (AGES 25-64) WITH AT LEAST AN ASSOCIATE DEGREE, BY COUNTY

Sort by:   County   |   Attainment Rate

Apache19.46Cochise33.97Coconino39.57
Gila24.33Graham21.22Greenlee23.65
La Paz14.32Maricopa38.54Mohave20.36
Navajo24.38Pima38.58Pinal27.56
Santa Cruz20.92Yavapai32.31Yuma21.67

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 American Community Survey

◼ THE QUICK BREAKDOWN

Highest Attainment Rate

Coconino: 39.57%

Lowest Attainment Rate

La Paz: 14.32%

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