The U.S. Census has just (January 2009) released their annual report: Educational Attainment in the United States: 2007 [pdf]. As usual it includes a wealth of data.  In terms of general education attainment:

  • 84% of adults age 25 and older have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • 27% of adults age 25 and older have a bachelor’s degree or higher.

The report breaks down educational attainment by a number of variables. The image below provides a thumbnail of the graph presented (see page 5 of the full report) regarding both high school and college completion for race and ethnicity:

Educational Attainment by Race/Ethnicity (2007)

They also provided a map of the U.S. showing where state averages fell relative to the overall national mean. Below is a thumbnail of the map regarding High School completion (p. 6). They also include a map regarding college completion (p. 7).

Educational Attainment - U.S. map of states relative to the mean

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