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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
 19701980199020002015
Total Population 25 and Older131,178140,911154,443166,060172,854
    Less than 9th Grade32,41421,03511,5457,7516,170
    9th to 12th, No Diploma27,93324,67225,42421,48414,599
    High School Graduate (incl. equiv.)47,01056,41153,17553,90153,853
    Some College, No Degree  26,28834,06336,686
    Associate Degree  8,3229,62313,235
    Bachelors Degree  17,17923,89329,255
    Graduate or Professional Degree*  12,51015,34518,336
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
*Graduate or Professional Degree data include Doctorate Degrees
High School Graduates Going on to Higher Education
 2005200620072008
Total Graduates2,1842,2202,1952,321
  Total to Higher Education1,6541,8791,7671,935
    Four-Year Institution1,2721,4061,3191,476
    Two-Year Institution252288317304
    Vocational/Tech.130185131155
  Military49624340
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Source: Indiana Department of Education
Educational Attainment in 2000 and 2015
 2000Pct. of
Pop. 25+
2015Pct. of
Pop. 25+
Total Population 25+166,060100.0%172,854100.0%
  Less than 9th Grade7,7514.7%6,1703.6%
  9th to 12th Grade, No Diploma21,48412.9%14,5998.4%
  High School Graduate (incl. equivalency)53,90132.5%53,85331.2%
  Some College, No Degree34,06320.5%36,68621.2%
  Associate's Degree9,6235.8%13,2357.7%
  Bachelor's Degree23,89314.4%29,25516.9%
  Graduate or Professional Degree**15,3459.2%19,05611.0%
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 year estimates.
*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 Education83.4%84.1%
    Four-Year Institution63.6%61.2%
    Two-Year Institution13.1%15.9%
    Vocational and Tech.6.7%7.0%
  Military1.7%2.6%
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Source: Indiana Department of Education

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