Education
Adults with a High School Degree
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Adults with a High School Degree or Higher
2013-17
Arkansas County83%
Ashley County83%
Baxter County87%
Benton County88%
Boone County85%
Bowie County, Texas87%
Bradley County81%
Calhoun County84%
Carroll County86%
Chicot County80%
Clark County88%
Clay County79%
Cleburne County84%
Cleveland County87%
Columbia County85%
Conway County85%
Craighead County88%
Crawford County86%
Crittenden County81%
Cross County80%
Dallas County83%
Desha County77%
Drew County83%
Faulkner County91%
Franklin County81%
Fulton County84%
Garland County88%
Grant County90%
Greene County87%
Hempstead County80%
Hot Spring County86%
Howard County81%
Independence County85%
Izard County83%
Jackson County77%
Jefferson County85%
Johnson County80%
Lafayette County81%
Lawrence County84%
Lee County70%
Lincoln County80%
Little River County85%
Logan County84%
Lonoke County88%
Madison County80%
Marion County86%
Miller County85%
Mississippi County82%
Monroe County78%
Montgomery County79%
Nevada County86%
Newton County81%
Ouachita County85%
Perry County83%
Phillips County76%
Pike County83%
Poinsett County80%
Polk County85%
Pope County84%
Prairie County83%
Pulaski County90%
Randolph County82%
Saline County90%
Scott County78%
Searcy County84%
Sebastian County83%
Sevier County72%
Sharp County83%
St. Francis County79%
Stone County77%
Union County84%
Van Buren County85%
Washington County84%
White County85%
Woodruff County77%
Yell County79%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau




Number of adults with a high school degree or higher
2013-17
Arkansas County10,509
Ashley County11,757
Baxter County27,584
Benton County143,003
Boone County22,071
Bowie County, Texas55,241
Bradley County6,131
Calhoun County3,130
Carroll County16,756
Chicot County6,186
Clark County11,627
Clay County8,378
Cleburne County15,864
Cleveland County5,004
Columbia County12,610
Conway County12,354
Craighead County58,803
Crawford County35,787
Crittenden County25,314
Cross County9,285
Dallas County4,432
Desha County6,175
Drew County9,691
Faulkner County67,275
Franklin County9,810
Fulton County7,457
Garland County62,293
Grant County11,224
Greene County25,485
Hempstead County11,568
Hot Spring County20,330
Howard County7,270
Independence County21,361
Izard County8,410
Jackson County9,643
Jefferson County40,728
Johnson County13,627
Lafayette County4,105
Lawrence County9,563
Lee County4,827
Lincoln County8,242
Little River County7,623
Logan County12,760
Lonoke County41,472
Madison County8,692
Marion County10,771
Miller County25,264
Mississippi County22,974
Monroe County4,033
Montgomery County5,326
Nevada County5,021
Newton County4,699
Ouachita County14,343
Perry County6,005
Phillips County9,464
Pike County6,336
Poinsett County12,989
Polk County12,015
Pope County33,571
Prairie County4,978
Pulaski County239,275
Randolph County10,032
Saline County72,140
Scott County5,572
Searcy County4,880
Sebastian County69,613
Sevier County7,635
Sharp County10,196
St. Francis County14,554
Stone County7,005
Union County22,862
Van Buren County10,452
Washington County113,374
White County42,862
Woodruff County3,721
Yell County11,475

Source: U.S. Census Bureau



NATIONAL RANKING
44

OUT OF 51
2013-17

STATE TREND

Increasing


86%

2013-17
1% = 19,858
Adults

What does this measure?

The percentage of adults with at least a high school degree. This includes adults with higher degrees, such as bachelor's or master's.

Why is this important?

An educated population makes a more attractive workforce. Well-educated workers likely have access to more economic opportunities than workers with less education. High educational attainment represents a region's investment in human capital and preparation for long-term growth.

How is Arkansas doing?

In 2013-17, 86% of adults had at least a high school degree, up 3 percentage points from 2008-12 and 11 points from 2000. This makes Arkansas 44th in the nation on this indicator, including the 50 states and Washington, D.C., but similar to the U.S as a whole. Rates were fairly similar across the major racial and ethnic groups: 87% for white, 88% for Hispanic, 82% for black or African American, and 86% for Asian adults. Rates also were similar for men (85%) and women (87%).

There was some variation in rates across the state, with the lowest rates in Lee and Sevier counties (70% and 72%), and the highest rates in Grant, Pulaski, Saline and Faulkner counties (all at 90% or 91%).

Notes about the data

Adults are people 25 and older. The multi-year figures are from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey. The bureau combined five years of responses to the survey to provide estimates for smaller geographic areas and increase the precision of its estimates. The survey provides data on characteristics of the population that used to be collected only during the decennial census. Data for this indicator is expected to be released annually in December.




Source: U.S. Census Bureau


Adults with a High School Degree or Higher
20002008-122013-17
Arkansas75%83%86%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau




Number of adults with a high school degree or higher
20002008-122013-17
Arkansas1,303,7511,600,3461,699,653

Source: U.S. Census Bureau






Source: U.S. Census Bureau


Adults with a High School Degree or Higher by Race/Ethnicity
American Indian and Native AlaskanAsianBlack or African AmericanHispanicNative Hawaiian and Other Pacific IslanderSome Other RaceTwo or More RacesWhite
Arkansas80%86%82%88%63%47%86%87%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau




Number of Adults with a High School Degree or higher by Race/Ethnicity
American Indian and Native AlaskanAsianBlack or African AmericanHispanicNative Hawaiian and Other Pacific IslanderSome Other RaceTwo or More RacesWhite
Arkansas10,39623,430227,5321,354,3972,33817,33626,5191,392,102

Source: U.S. Census Bureau





Source: U.S. Census Bureau


Adults with a High School Degree or Higher by Gender
FemaleMale
Arkansas87%85%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau




Number of Adults with a High School Degree or higher by Gender
FemaleMale
Arkansas892,355807,298

Source: U.S. Census Bureau









INDICATORS TREND | STATE
Access to Quality Seats for Infants and Toddlers Increasing
Access to Quality Childcare Seats for Preschoolers Maintaining
Grade 3 Reading Increasing
Grade 8 Math Increasing
Graduation Rate Increasing
Remediation Rate Decreasing
Adults with a High School Degree Increasing
Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Increasing
Adults Pursuing Further Education Decreasing
Infant Mortality Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Overweight or Obese Students Maintaining
Student Drug Usage Decreasing
Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Physically Inactive Adults Increasing
Smoking Rate Decreasing
Flouridated Water Increasing
Insurance Coverage Rates Increasing
Oral Health Increasing
Life Expectancy Increasing
Routine Check-ups Increasing
Births to Teens Decreasing
Female-headed Households Increasing
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty Increasing
Elderly Living in Poverty Decreasing
Median Household Income Maintaining
Unemployment Rate Decreasing
Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Access to Financial Services Decreasing
Food Insecurity Decreasing
Incarceration Rate Increasing
Homelessness Decreasing
Change in Total Jobs Maintaining
Housing Affordability - Owning Maintaining
Housing Affordability - Renting Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Increasing
Charitable Giving Increasing
Volunteering Increasing
Group Participation Increasing
Connection to Neighbors Decreasing
Local Voting Not Applicable
Change in Population Increasing
Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Change in Population by Age Not Applicable


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