Index: Education / Subcategory: Adult

Educational Attainment

Date updated: 11/14/2012

The United States Census Bureau defines Educational Attainment as the highest level of education completed in terms of the highest degree or the highest level of schooling completed.

What this chart shows: Educational Attainment of Residents 25 Years and Older in Colorado and Larimer County, Census 2000 vs. 2009-2011 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates

Data Source: United States Census Bureau (Table QT-P20, Census 2000; Table S1501, 2009-2011 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates)

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What the above data tell us:

Between 2000 and 2009-2011, more Colorado and Larimer County residents were graduating from high school and earning college degrees. In Colorado and Larimer County, there was an 11.8% increase in those holding an associate's degree or higher.

What this chart shows: Percentage of Residents 25 Years and Older by Educational Attainment in Fort Collins and Loveland, 2009-2011 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates

Data Source: United States Census Bureau, American Community Survey

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What the above data tell us:

According to the 2009-2011American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates, approximately 3/5ths of Fort Collins residents over the age of 25 (60.3%) possessed an associate's degree or higher, compared to 41.0% of Loveland residents over the age of 25.

What this chart shows: Percentage of Residents 25 Years and Older by Educational Attainment and Gender in Larimer County, 2009-2011 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates

Data Source: United States Census Bureau, American Community Survey

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What these data tell us:

According to the 2009-2011 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates, the trend in Larimer County has been for slightly more females than males to pursue and complete higher educational goals. In 2009-2011, slightly more females (94.8%) than males (93.8%) in the county had a high school degree or higher.

What this chart shows: Percentage of Residents 25 Years and Older by Educational Attainment and Race/Ethnicity in Larimer County, 2009-2011 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates

Data Source: United States Census Bureau, American Community Survey

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What these data tell us:

According to the 2009-2011 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates, nearly eight times as many Hispanics do not graduate from high school compared to Whites, and more than twice as many Whites have at least a bachelor's degree.

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Data Tables:

Educational Attainment of Residents 25 Years and Older

Census 2000

Less than
High School Graduate

High School Graduate, G.E.D. or Some College

Associate's Degree or Higher

Colorado

13.0%

47.2%

39.7%

Larimer County

7.6%

43.6%

46.8%

2009-2011
American Community Survey

Less than
High School Graduate

High School Graduate, G.E.D. or Some College

Associate's Degree or Higher

Colorado

10.2%

45.4%

44.4%

Larimer County

5.8%

42.0%

52.3%

See chart

Educational Attainment in Larimer County Cities, 2009-2011 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates

Less than
High School Graduate

High School Graduate, G.E.D. or Some College

Associate's Degree or Higher

Fort Collins

4.5%

36.2%

60.3%

Loveland

7.1%

51.8%

41.0%

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Educational Attainment of Residents 25 Years and Older by Gender in Larimer County, 2009-2011 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates

Less than
High School Graduate

High School Graduate, G.E.D. or Some College

Associate's Degree or Higher

Male

6.3%

42.0%

51.8%

Female

5.1%

42.0%

52.8%

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Educational Attainment of Residents 25 Years and Older by Race/Ethnicity in Larimer County, 2009-2011 American Community 3-Year Estimates

Less than
High School Graduate

High School Graduate, G.E.D., Some College or Associate's Degree

Bachelor's Degree or Higher

White

3.6%

50.9%

45.5%

Hispanic

28.1%

51.9%

20.0%

See chart