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Education Statistics > Postsecondary > Degrees Awarded > Masters (per capita) (most recent) by state

DEFINITION: This is the number of masters' degrees awarded. A Masters is an award that requires the successful completion of a program of study of at least the full-time equivalent of 1 but not more than 2 academic years of work beyond the bachelor's degree. Per capita figures expressed per 100 population.
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Rank   States  Amount 
# 1     District of Columbia: 1.538 per 100 people 
# 2     Massachusetts: 0.434 per 100 people 
# 3     New York: 0.329 per 100 people 
# 4     Arizona: 0.294 per 100 people 
# 5     Missouri: 0.281 per 100 people 
# 6     Illinois: 0.256 per 100 people 
= 7     Connecticut: 0.239 per 100 people 
= 7     Michigan: 0.239 per 100 people 
# 9     Vermont: 0.237 per 100 people 
# 10     Maryland: 0.232 per 100 people 
# 11     Delaware: 0.23 per 100 people 
# 12     Minnesota: 0.223 per 100 people 
# 13     Kansas: 0.218 per 100 people 
# 14     New Hampshire: 0.217 per 100 people 
# 15     Colorado: 0.215 per 100 people 
# 16     Pennsylvania: 0.211 per 100 people 
# 17     Nebraska: 0.206 per 100 people 
# 18     Rhode Island: 0.202 per 100 people 
# 19     Alabama: 0.199 per 100 people 
# 20     Indiana: 0.173 per 100 people 
# 21     Utah: 0.169 per 100 people 
# 22     Ohio: 0.168 per 100 people 
# 23     North Dakota: 0.166 per 100 people 
# 24     Wisconsin: 0.165 per 100 people 
# 25     Oregon: 0.161 per 100 people 
# 26     Georgia: 0.159 per 100 people 
= 27     Oklahoma: 0.158 per 100 people 
= 27     Virginia: 0.158 per 100 people 
# 29     West Virginia: 0.156 per 100 people 
# 30     New Mexico: 0.155 per 100 people 
# 31     Hawaii: 0.149 per 100 people 
# 32     Kentucky: 0.148 per 100 people 
# 33     California: 0.147 per 100 people 
# 34     South Dakota: 0.144 per 100 people 
# 35     Louisiana: 0.142 per 100 people 
# 36     Tennessee: 0.139 per 100 people 
# 37     New Jersey: 0.138 per 100 people 
# 38     Washington: 0.135 per 100 people 
= 39     Texas: 0.134 per 100 people 
= 39     Iowa: 0.134 per 100 people 
# 41     North Carolina: 0.131 per 100 people 
# 42     Florida: 0.13 per 100 people 
# 43     Mississippi: 0.126 per 100 people 
# 44     Maine: 0.117 per 100 people 
# 45     Montana: 0.116 per 100 people 
# 46     South Carolina: 0.112 per 100 people 
# 47     Arkansas: 0.093 per 100 people 
# 48     Alaska: 0.088 per 100 people 
# 49     Wyoming: 0.082 per 100 people 
# 50     Idaho: 0.078 per 100 people 
# 51     Nevada: 0.074 per 100 people 
Weighted average: 0.2 per 100 people  

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"Postsecondary > Degrees Awarded > Masters (per capita) by state", National Center for Educational Statistics. Retrieved from http://www.StateMaster.com/graph/edu_pos_deg_awa_mas_percap-degrees-awarded-masters-per-capita

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Russell Mills, Sydney Australia
18th February 2011
This is very interesting data; I'd be interested in international comparisons(eg with Australia) which I've looked for but can't find!
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