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Population Demographic Characteristics - Education, Bachelor's Degree or Higher

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The Percentage of Adults Age 25 or Over Who Have a Bachelor's Degree or Higher by Small Area, New Mexico, 2013-2017

The Percentage of Adults Age 25 or Over Who Have a Bachelor's Degree or Higher by County, New Mexico, 2013-2017

The Percentage of Adults Age 25 or Over Who Have a Bachelor's Degree or Higher by 2010 U.S. Census Tract, New Mexico, 2013-2017

The Percentage of Adults Age 25 or Over Who Have a Bachelor's Degree or Higher by School District, New Mexico, 2013-2017

The Percentage of Adults Age 25 or Over Who Have a Bachelor's Degree or Higher by U.S. States, 2017

Why Is This Important?

Higher adult education levels are associated with greater earning potential, higher life expectancy, and increased social involvement. There is a relationship between more education and better mental well-being and over-all health. People having higher education benefits society as a whole through: civic engagement, interest in societal issues, and stronger interpersonal connections.

Definition

The percentage of adults age 25 years and older who have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Data Sources

  • New Mexico Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program.
    (http://gps.unm.edu/)
  • U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
    (http://data.census.gov)

How the Measure is Calculated

Numerator:Estimated population age 25 years and older with a bachelor's degree or higher.
Denominator:Estimated population aged 25 or more years.

More Resources

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Education Indicators in Focus. 2013. Available from: http://www.oecd.org/education/skills-beyond-school/EDIF%202013--N%C2%B010%20(eng)--v9%20FINAL%20bis.pdf Walsemann, K., Bell, B., Hummer, R. Effects of Timing and Level of Degree Attained on Depressive Symptoms and Self-Rated Health at Midlife. Am J Public Health. 2012 March; 102(3): 557?563.

Indicator Data Last Updated On 12/24/2018, Published on 11/27/2020
Community Health Assessment Program, Epidemiology and Response Division, New Mexico Department of Health, 1190 S. Saint Francis Drive, P.O. Box 26110, Santa Fe, NM, 87502. Contact Rena Manning at rena.manning@state.nm.us