Education High School and College Completion Rates, 2000

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 Population 25 Years and Over, 2000Persons with High School Diploma or Higher, 2000Persons with College Degree or Higher, 2000Percent Completed High School, 2000Percent Completed College, 2000High School Completion, Percent of U.S. Average, 2000College Completion, Percent of U.S. Average, 2000
United States182,211,639 146,496,014 44,462,605 80.4% 24.4% 100.0% 100.0%
Appalachian Region15,802,239 12,140,835 2,783,320 76.8% 17.6% 95.6% 72.2%
STATE TOTALS
Alabama2,887,400 2,173,319 549,608 75.3% 19.0% 93.6% 78.0%
Georgia5,185,965 4,074,616 1,260,178 78.6% 24.3% 97.7% 99.6%
Kentucky2,646,397 1,961,397 453,469 74.1% 17.1% 92.2% 70.2%
Maryland3,495,595 2,930,509 1,099,360 83.8% 31.4% 104.3% 128.9%
Mississippi1,757,517 1,280,487 297,091 72.9% 16.9% 90.6% 69.3%
New York12,542,536 9,916,212 3,433,212 79.1% 27.4% 98.3% 112.2%
North Carolina5,282,994 4,128,270 1,186,713 78.1% 22.5% 97.2% 92.1%
Ohio7,411,740 6,149,655 1,563,532 83.0% 21.1% 103.2% 86.5%
Pennsylvania8,266,284 6,770,179 1,847,631 81.9% 22.4% 101.9% 91.6%
South Carolina2,596,010 1,981,731 530,055 76.3% 20.4% 94.9% 83.7%
Tennessee3,744,928 2,843,244 732,688 75.9% 19.6% 94.4% 80.2%
Virginia4,666,574 3,801,964 1,374,988 81.5% 29.5% 101.3% 120.7%
West Virginia1,233,581 927,767 182,960 75.2% 14.8% 93.5% 60.8%
STATE APPALACHIAN TOTALS
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Appalachian Alabama1,866,878 1,408,475 360,357 75.4% 19.3% 93.8% 79.1%
Appalachian Georgia1,419,530 1,088,114 297,870 76.7% 21.0% 95.3% 86.0%
Appalachian Kentucky764,131 477,407 79,693 62.5% 10.4% 77.7% 42.7%
Appalachian Maryland161,580 127,065 23,202 78.6% 14.4% 97.8% 58.8%
Appalachian Mississippi384,948 262,036 53,855 68.1% 14.0% 84.7% 57.3%
Appalachian New York691,130 574,162 143,841 83.1% 20.8% 103.3% 85.3%
Appalachian North Carolina1,049,471 795,173 200,894 75.8% 19.1% 94.2% 78.4%
Appalachian Ohio1,346,799 1,067,860 177,354 79.3% 13.2% 98.6% 54.0%
Appalachian Pennsylvania3,981,423 3,293,301 758,943 82.7% 19.1% 102.9% 78.1%
Appalachian South Carolina676,063 508,932 138,953 75.3% 20.6% 93.6% 84.2%
Appalachian Tennessee1,714,595 1,256,274 292,570 73.3% 17.1% 91.1% 69.9%
Appalachian Virginia512,110 354,269 72,828 69.2% 14.2% 86.0% 58.3%
Appalachian West Virginia1,233,581 927,767 182,960 75.2% 14.8% 93.5% 60.8%