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Education Statistics > Postsecondary > Degrees Awarded > Total (most recent) by state

DEFINITION: This is the count of all degrees awarded. A degree is an award conferred by a college, university, or other postsecondary education institution as official recognition for the successful completion of a program of studies.
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Rank   States  Amount 
# 1     California: 362,090 
# 2     New York: 248,623 
# 3     Texas: 188,505 
# 4     Florida: 179,890 
# 5     Illinois: 154,830 
# 6     Pennsylvania: 144,813 
# 7     Ohio: 111,439 
# 8     Michigan: 110,589 
# 9     Georgia: 98,363 
# 10     Massachusetts: 95,797 
# 11     North Carolina: 85,725 
# 12     Arizona: 82,109 
# 13     Washington: 74,333 
# 14     Missouri: 73,378 
# 15     Virginia: 73,229 
# 16     Minnesota: 69,892 
# 17     Wisconsin: 68,935 
# 18     Indiana: 67,521 
# 19     New Jersey: 61,422 
# 20     Colorado: 55,628 
# 21     Maryland: 54,048 
# 22     Tennessee: 50,407 
# 23     Alabama: 47,229 
# 24     Kentucky: 43,338 
# 25     Iowa: 42,548 
# 26     Louisiana: 40,317 
# 27     South Carolina: 38,996 
# 28     Utah: 37,537 
# 29     Kansas: 37,401 
# 30     Oregon: 37,089 
# 31     Oklahoma: 35,729 
# 32     Connecticut: 33,519 
# 33     Mississippi: 26,768 
# 34     Arkansas: 23,096 
# 35     District of Columbia: 23,080 
# 36     Nebraska: 22,772 
# 37     New Mexico: 17,498 
# 38     West Virginia: 16,919 
# 39     Rhode Island: 16,215 
# 40     New Hampshire: 15,521 
# 41     Idaho: 12,095 
# 42     Hawaii: 11,963 
# 43     Nevada: 11,540 
# 44     Maine: 10,772 
# 45     South Dakota: 9,578 
# 46     Delaware: 9,309 
# 47     North Dakota: 9,148 
# 48     Montana: 8,813 
# 49     Vermont: 8,090 
# 50     Wyoming: 6,658 
# 51     Alaska: 3,290 
Total: 3,168,394  
Weighted average: 62,125.4  

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"Postsecondary > Degrees Awarded > Total by state", National Center for Educational Statistics. Retrieved from http://www.StateMaster.com/graph/edu_pos_deg_awa_tot-education-postsecondary-degrees-awarded-total

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