People — Systems

Educational Attainment:
Percent of Population 25+ with an Associate Degree or Higher

Educational attainment reflects the proportion of the adult population aged 25 and over with a college degree, whether from a two-year or four-year institution. Reflecting years of investment of time and effort, it is the most commonly used measure of a person's human capital.

KC Value KC Rank Top Ranked
Metro
Top
Ranked
Metro Value
10th Ranked
Metro
10th
Ranked Value
Ranking
Trend
Level  2015 43.5% 10  San Jose 55.9% Kansas City 43.5%  10th
(up from 11th)
2014 42.2% 11 San Jose 54.8%  Milwaukee  42.4%
Growth* Change in Percent 2014-15 0.78% 12 Orlando 1.20% St. Louis  0.80% 12th
(up from 17th)
Change in Percent 2013-14 0.66% 17 Tampa 1.16%  Cleveland 0.82%

* Growth is calculated based on a 3-year moving average of the original data to reduce the influence of temporary, random or one-time events.

Source: American Community Survey
Excel data:
Educational Attainment: Percent of Population 25+ with an Associate Degree or Higher

 

 

 

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Level

Percent of Population 25+ with an Associate Degree or Higher - 2015


Percent of Population 25+ with an Associate Degree or Higher - 2014



Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Growth

Percent of Population 25+ with an Associate Degree or Higher - Change in Percent 2014-15


Percent of Population 25+ with an Associate Degree or Higher - Change in Percent 2013-14