Digging around Census data, trying to find something else entirely, I came across this chart. I knew the South had lower educational attainment rates, but I don’t think I realized just how stark it would look on a map. In 2007, the Census estimated that 84 percent of adults had at least a high school diploma. States colored pink in this chart are states that are above that mark. States in white are below the average. Other than New York and Florida, there’s a pretty clear geographic trend. Nothing surprising maybe, but a pretty nice visual.
- Higher Education
- K-12 Education