Educational Attainment

In the United States
As related to the Population 25 years and over
Compiled using estimates from the American Community Survey, 5-Year, 2009-2013
Census Bureau
American Community Survey, 5-Year

Each arc represents a level of educational attainment, starting at none on the left to grade school to high school and up to professional and graduate degrees. Arc length, represents the proportion of adults age 25 and older with the respective level of attainment. Arc color represents general categories of attainment. As a whole, each chart represents the distribution of attainment in each state.

Sudden increases represent common educational milestones, namely a high school diploma or equivalent, some college, and a bachelor’s degree.

Inspired by Matthew Might’s illustrated guide to a PhD.