Educational attainment

Year Bachelor's Degree or Higher
2015 34.2%
2000 27.7%
1990 22.9%
1980 19.0%
1970 12.7%

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Population 25 Years and Over

  • In 2015, 90.8 percent of Washington residents age 25 and above were high school graduates or equivalent.
  • Washington State experienced a 57.4 percent increase in its population with a bachelor's or higher degree between 2000 and 2015.
  • In 2011 Washington ranked 11th among the 50 states in the percentage of persons 25 years and over holding a bachelor's or higher degree.

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Last modified: June 12, 2017
E-mail: OFM.Forecasting@ofm.wa.gov