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States With The Highest Percentage Of College Degree Holders (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 09/23/10 01:06 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 06:50 PM ET

The Lumina Foundation for Education's recent report, "A Stronger Nation Through Higher Education," (PDF) stresses the importance of college degrees for American adults and calls for increased rates of educational attainment. Presently, 37.9 percent of Americans hold college degrees, and the foundation recommends that number increase to 60 percent by 2025.

Lumina's state-by-state analysis offers a glimpse of how educational attainment varies regionally. Below, see the 15 states with the highest percentage of degree holders. For more details, check out the Lumina Foundation for Education. And check out which states are on the other end of the spectrum here.

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