Education High School and College Completion Rates, 20052009

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 Total Population Ages 25 and Over, 2005-2009Persons with High School Diploma or More, 2005-2009Persons with Bachelor's Degree or More, 2005-2009Percent Completed High School Diploma or More, 2005-2009Percent Completed Bachelor's Degree or More, 2005-2009High School Completion, Percent of U.S. Average, 2005-2009College Completion, Percent of U.S. Average, 2005-2009
United States197,440,772 166,995,595 54,365,177 84.6% 27.5% 100.0% 100.0%
Appalachian Region16,656,836 13,701,141 3,396,708 82.3% 20.4% 97.3% 74.1%
STATE TOTALS
Alabama3,049,663 2,465,455 656,698 80.8% 21.5% 95.6% 78.2%
Georgia6,031,157 5,002,579 1,635,481 82.9% 27.1% 98.1% 98.5%
Kentucky2,825,618 2,268,945 565,885 80.3% 20.0% 94.9% 72.7%
Maryland3,738,604 3,271,883 1,314,845 87.5% 35.2% 103.5% 127.7%
Mississippi1,842,950 1,454,413 351,552 78.9% 19.1% 93.3% 69.3%
New York13,047,684 10,988,235 4,154,718 84.2% 31.8% 99.6% 115.6%
North Carolina5,940,248 4,929,678 1,532,693 83.0% 25.8% 98.1% 93.7%
Ohio7,671,550 6,657,402 1,807,873 86.8% 23.6% 102.6% 85.6%
Pennsylvania8,510,688 7,393,263 2,210,085 86.9% 26.0% 102.7% 94.3%
South Carolina2,915,965 2,396,899 684,024 82.2% 23.5% 97.2% 85.2%
Tennessee4,110,195 3,361,696 920,548 81.8% 22.4% 96.7% 81.3%
Virginia5,092,358 4,367,607 1,702,978 85.8% 33.4% 101.4% 121.5%
West Virginia1,253,685 1,022,803 214,180 81.6% 17.1% 96.5% 62.0%
STATE APPALACHIAN TOTALS
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Appalachian Alabama1,982,971 1,602,826 437,863 80.8% 22.1% 95.6% 80.2%
Appalachian Georgia1,777,646 1,444,374 429,456 81.3% 24.2% 96.1% 87.7%
Appalachian Kentucky801,977 568,954 100,670 70.9% 12.6% 83.9% 45.6%
Appalachian Maryland167,987 140,576 29,003 83.7% 17.3% 98.9% 62.7%
Appalachian Mississippi394,781 295,912 62,187 75.0% 15.8% 88.6% 57.2%
Appalachian New York687,604 600,636 161,068 87.4% 23.4% 103.3% 85.1%
Appalachian North Carolina1,126,455 914,691 250,067 81.2% 22.2% 96.0% 80.6%
Appalachian Ohio1,365,325 1,141,282 203,404 83.6% 14.9% 98.8% 54.1%
Appalachian Pennsylvania3,976,113 3,492,470 888,699 87.8% 22.4% 103.8% 81.2%
Appalachian South Carolina746,286 602,515 172,112 80.7% 23.1% 95.5% 83.8%
Appalachian Tennessee1,860,990 1,481,020 362,294 79.6% 19.5% 94.1% 70.7%
Appalachian Virginia515,016 393,082 85,705 76.3% 16.6% 90.2% 60.4%
Appalachian West Virginia1,253,685 1,022,803 214,180 81.6% 17.1% 96.5% 62.0%