Education High School and College Completion Rates, 1980

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 Population 25 Years and Over, 1980Persons with High School Diploma or Higher, 1980Persons with College Degree or Higher, 1980Percent Completed High School, 1980Percent Completed College, 1980High School Completion, Percent of U.S. Average, 1980College Completion, Percent of U.S. Average, 1980
United States132,835,687 88,300,490 21,558,480 66.5% 16.2% 100.0% 100.0%
Appalachian Region12,675,241 7,284,251 1,410,794 57.5% 11.1% 86.5% 68.6%
STATE TOTALS
Alabama2,217,315 1,252,475 270,063 56.5% 12.2% 85.0% 75.0%
Georgia3,085,528 1,740,707 450,267 56.4% 14.6% 84.9% 89.9%
Kentucky2,086,692 1,108,557 231,139 53.1% 11.1% 79.9% 68.3%
Maryland2,499,096 1,685,553 508,696 67.4% 20.4% 101.5% 125.4%
Mississippi1,367,792 749,167 168,086 54.8% 12.3% 82.4% 75.7%
New York10,721,012 7,105,103 1,923,547 66.3% 17.9% 99.7% 110.6%
North Carolina3,403,219 1,866,201 450,423 54.8% 13.2% 82.5% 81.6%
Ohio6,291,667 4,213,653 858,963 67.0% 13.7% 100.7% 84.1%
Pennsylvania7,240,244 4,683,501 981,416 64.7% 13.6% 97.3% 83.5%
South Carolina1,733,022 930,728 232,629 53.7% 13.4% 80.8% 82.7%
Tennessee2,692,256 1,511,917 339,173 56.2% 12.6% 84.5% 77.6%
Virginia3,132,882 1,955,875 598,069 62.4% 19.1% 93.9% 117.6%
West Virginia1,147,042 642,188 119,488 56.0% 10.4% 84.2% 64.2%
STATE APPALACHIAN TOTALS
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Appalachian Alabama1,432,454 809,447 173,269 56.5% 12.1% 85.0% 74.5%
Appalachian Georgia658,993 322,116 66,052 48.9% 10.0% 73.5% 61.8%
Appalachian Kentucky625,256 252,042 45,795 40.3% 7.3% 60.6% 45.1%
Appalachian Maryland134,099 79,036 12,357 58.9% 9.2% 88.7% 56.8%
Appalachian Mississippi306,862 149,862 30,479 48.8% 9.9% 73.5% 61.2%
Appalachian New York622,775 424,878 93,503 68.2% 15.0% 102.6% 92.5%
Appalachian North Carolina740,853 386,792 87,270 52.2% 11.8% 78.5% 72.6%
Appalachian Ohio1,177,543 732,220 105,213 62.2% 8.9% 93.5% 55.1%
Appalachian Pennsylvania3,670,655 2,386,695 430,691 65.0% 11.7% 97.8% 72.3%
Appalachian South Carolina460,783 235,351 59,357 51.1% 12.9% 76.8% 79.4%
Appalachian Tennessee1,260,605 668,267 146,960 53.0% 11.7% 79.7% 71.8%
Appalachian Virginia437,321 195,357 40,360 44.7% 9.2% 67.2% 56.9%
Appalachian West Virginia1,147,042 642,188 119,488 56.0% 10.4% 84.2% 64.2%