◼ HERE’S HOW FLORIDA STACKS UP

36.5%

Current % of adults with
college degrees (2010)

60%

Goal for 2025


42.6%

Projected rate in 2025

17.4%

Projected gap for 2025


31st

Rank among states in terms of college attainment

59%

Percentage of jobs requiring a college credential by 2018

◼ TRACKING THE TREND IN FLORIDA

36.5% of the state’s 9.8 million working-age adults
(25-64 years old) hold at
least a two-year degree.

2008
36.8%
2009
36.4%
2010
36.5%

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

17.4%

Projected gap

2,131,330

Additional degrees required
to meet workforce needs in 2025

42.6%

Projected rate in 2025

Levels of Education

FOR FLORIDA 2010 | AGE 25-64

◼ THE QUICK BREAKDOWN

Graduate or professional degree
8.96%
878,165
Bachelor's degree
17.74%
1,739,410
Associate degree
9.80%
960,424

Some college, no degree
21.79%
2,136,681
High school graduate (including equivalency)
28.92%
2,835,384
Ninth to 12th grade, no diploma
8.34%
817,557
Less than ninth grade
4.45%
436,359

Adults With College Degrees

FOR FLORIDA 2010 | AGE 25-64

◼ THE QUICK BREAKDOWN

36.5%

Adults with college
degrees (2010):

Of the 36.5% of adults with college degrees, this is the breakdown by various ethnic groups in the state's population.

Reaching the Big Goal

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

Sort by:   County   |   Attainment Rate

Alachua54.14Baker15.75Bay31.95
Bradford16.5Brevard40.01Broward41.79
Calhoun16.4Charlotte31.98Citrus25.5
Clay35.5Collier34.93Columbia24.43
DeSoto15.8Dixie10.83Duval35.44
Escambia34.67Flagler33.42Franklin21.85
Gadsden17.56Gilchrist17.29Glades17.05
Gulf20.48Hamilton14.36Hardee12.09
Hendry12.47Hernando26.59Highlands23.55
Hillsborough41.05Holmes16.08Indian River34.36
Jackson21.21Jefferson21.06Lafayette20.84
Lake30.62Lee33.06Leon51.52
Levy21.01Liberty19.31Madison16.74
Manatee36.24Marion27.56Martin41.36
Miami-Dade37.72Monroe38.54Nassau30.48
Okaloosa38.69Okeechobee18.43Orange42.79
Osceola30.49Palm Beach41.96Pasco33.13
Pinellas39.08Polk27.71Putnam19.1
St. Johns49.86St. Lucie27.24Santa Rosa37.18
Sarasota38.18Seminole46.18Sumter23.07
Suwannee17.87Taylor18.75Union14.69
Volusia32.97Wakulla25.76Walton31.68
Washington18.73

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

◼ THE QUICK BREAKDOWN

Highest Attainment Rate

Alachua: 54.14%

Lowest Attainment Rate

Dixie: 10.83%

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