Educational Attainment in Hawaii
From DBEDT, January, 2016
Overview: This brief presents an overview of educational attainment in Hawaii by major demographic characteristics and its impact on a person’s earnings and economic activities. All figures presented in this brief were based on the 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates.
Educational attainment is the highest level of education that a person has achieved. According to the 2010-2014 ACS 5-year estimates, Hawaii had more educated people than the national average. 62.6 percent of population aged 25 and over in Hawaii had at least some college education, 4.2 percentage points higher than the national average. In the same context, the percentage of people with education less than a high school diploma was lower in Hawaii. Among the population aged 25 and over, 9.3 percent had education less than a high school diploma in Hawaii while its national counterpart was 13.6 percent. However, the numbers flip in education beyond a bachelor’s degree. The national average of people with a graduate degree or professional degree was 11.0 percent while Hawaii’s population fell slightly short with 10.3 percent.
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