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Rush County, IN

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The level of education of our workforce is a critical factor for economic and community development. It often provides insight into the skill levels of a local area. The metrics provided here focus on the attainment of degrees and high school graduates' higher education intent. The type of work (occupations) residents perform can also assist in understanding skill levels.

Educational Attainment
 19701980199020002012
Total Population 25 and Older10,98211,18511,40412,02011,719
    Less than 9th Grade3,0822,041963782463
    9th to 12th, No Diploma2,3492,1522,0491,6651,043
    High School Graduate (incl. equiv.)4,2805,2375,4916,1235,763
    Some College, No Degree  1,4361,6962,221
    Associate Degree  473515602
    Bachelors Degree  5488701,027
    Graduate or Professional Degree*  444369600
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
*2011 data includes Doctorate Degrees
High School Graduates Going on to Higher Education
 2005200620072008
Total Graduates159145171166
  Total to Higher Education145134151147
    Four-Year Institution931039190
    Two-Year Institution32183831
    Vocational/Tech.20132226
  Military5387
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Source: Indiana Department of Education
Educational Attainment in 2000 and 2012
 2000Pct. of
Pop. 25+
2012Pct. of
Pop. 25+
Total Population 25+12,020100.0%11,719100.0%
  Less than 9th Grade7826.5%4634.0%
  9th to 12th Grade, No Diploma1,66513.9%1,0438.9%
  High School Graduate (incl. equivalency)6,12350.9%5,76349.2%
  Some College, No Degree1,69614.1%2,22119.0%
  Associate's Degree5154.3%6025.1%
  Bachelor's Degree8707.2%1,0278.8%
  Graduate or Professional Degree**3693.1%6005.1%
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 year estimates.
**2011 Graduate or Professional Degree data include Doctorate Degrees
High School Graduates Higher Education Intent
 2008 Pct. Dist.Indiana Pct. Dist.
Graduates100.0%100.0%
  Total Going on to Higher Education88.6%84.1%
    Four-Year Institution54.2%61.2%
    Two-Year Institution18.7%15.9%
    Vocational and Tech.15.7%7.0%
  Military4.2%2.6%
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Source: Indiana Department of Education