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La Porte County, IN Highlights

Education

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
 19701980199020002016
Total Population 25 and Older57,60763,54070,10273,72377,055
    Less than 9th Grade15,86210,1465,9813,7062,436
    9th to 12th, No Diploma13,65212,93212,31010,6087,170
    High School Graduate (incl. equiv.)19,95226,65628,71630,23429,977
    Some College, No Degree  11,05214,80417,122
    Associate Degree  3,8094,0596,798
    Bachelors Degree  4,8146,6338,840
    Graduate or Professional Degree*  3,4203,6794,712
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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 Graduates8989921,0451,042
  Total to Higher Education493606570885
    Four-Year Institution411476402695
    Two-Year Institution599311189
    Vocational/Tech.233757101
  Military12132018
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Source: Indiana Department of Education
Educational Attainment in 2000 and 2016
 2000Pct. of
Pop. 25+
2015Pct. of
Pop. 25+
Total Population 25+73,723100.0%77,055100.0%
  Less than 9th Grade3,7065.0%2,4363.2%
  9th to 12th Grade, No Diploma10,60814.4%7,1709.3%
  High School Graduate (incl. equivalency)30,23441.0%29,97738.9%
  Some College, No Degree14,80420.1%17,12222.2%
  Associate's Degree4,0595.5%6,7988.8%
  Bachelor's Degree6,6339.0%8,84011.5%
  Graduate or Professional Degree**3,6795.0%4,7126.1%
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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 Education84.9%84.1%
    Four-Year Institution66.7%61.2%
    Two-Year Institution8.5%15.9%
    Vocational and Tech.9.7%7.0%
  Military1.7%2.6%
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Source: Indiana Department of Education