Educational attainment

Year Bachelor's Degree or Higher
2017 35.5%
2010 31.0%
2000 27.7%
1990 22.9%
1980 19.0%
1970 12.7%

Population 25 Years and Over

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  • In 2017, 91.3 percent of Washington residents age 25 and above were high school graduates or equivalent.
  • Washington State experienced a 70.6 percent increase in its population with a bachelor's or higher degree between 2000 and 2017.
  • 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: May 21, 2019
E-mail: OFM.Forecasting@ofm.wa.gov