A college completion rate is the percentage of persons ages 25 and over with a bachelor’s degree or more. The map uses natural breaks in the distribution to organize the data into groups of common values.
Appalachian college completion rates range from 4.6% to 48.7%. The Appalachian average is 20.4%. The U.S. average is 27.5%. For a list of county data by state, see the downloadable Excel file.