◼ HERE’S HOW MONTANA STACKS UP

39.96%

Current % of adults with
college degrees (2010)

60%

Goal for 2025


49.7%

Projected rate in 2025

10.3%

Projected gap for 2025


19th

Rank among states in terms of college attainment

62%

Percentage of jobs requiring a college credential by 2018

◼ TRACKING THE TREND IN MONTANA

39.96% of the state’s 525,000 working-age adults
(25-64 years old) hold at
least a two-year degree.

2008
37.7%
2009
38.3%
2010
40%

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

10.3%

Projected gap

51,777

Additional degrees required
to meet workforce needs in 2025

49.7%

Projected rate in 2025

Levels of Education

FOR MONTANA 2010 | AGE 25-64

◼ THE QUICK BREAKDOWN

Graduate or professional degree
9.14%
48,034
Bachelor's degree
21.91%
115,122
Associate degree
8.91%
46,837

Some college, no degree
25.72%
135,172
High school graduate (including equivalency)
27.92%
146,726
Ninth to 12th grade, no diploma
4.95%
26,007
Less than ninth grade
1.44%
7,560

Adults With College Degrees

FOR MONTANA 2010 | AGE 25-64

◼ THE QUICK BREAKDOWN

39.96%

Adults with college
degrees (2010):

Of the 39.96% of adults with college degrees, this is the breakdown by various ethnic groups in the state's population.

Reaching the Big Goal

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

Sort by:   County   |   Attainment Rate

Beaverhead39.02Big Horn21.04Blaine29.36
Broadwater21.56Carbon38.5Carter26.49
Cascade36.38Chouteau32.67Custer33.11
Daniels40.44Dawson39.94Deer Lodge29.44
Fallon28.8Fergus36.32Flathead36.51
Gallatin53.41Garfield24.17Glacier28.93
Golden Valley32.84Granite33.41Hill33.11
Jefferson41.71Judith Basin36.14Lake33.24
Lewis and Clark46.55Liberty24.35Lincoln27.85
McCone31.16Madison43.13Meagher24.56
Mineral20.56Missoula47.82Musselshell23.8
Park40.7Petroleum21.99Phillips29.82
Pondera32.67Powder River27.24Powell25.91
Prairie34.08Ravalli34.34Richland28.63
Roosevelt27.3Rosebud28.28Sanders23.07
Sheridan29.08Silver Bow33.27Stillwater31.08
Sweet Grass36.48Teton33.89Toole29.58
Treasure27.87Valley33Wheatland21.93
Wibaux37.22Yellowstone40.11

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

◼ THE QUICK BREAKDOWN

Highest Attainment Rate

Gallatin: 53.41%

Lowest Attainment Rate

Mineral: 20.56%

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