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Educational Attainment Houston

Houston has a well-educated workforce with strengths in the science, engineering and business fields of study.
Published on 9/13/18
Educational Attainment Houston

Education Table

Nearly one-third of Houstonians 25 years or older is a college graduate (32.4 percent)—a rate higher than that of the U.S. (32.0 percent) and Texas (29.6 percent).

Field of Study Table

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 American Community Survey, science, engineering and related degrees have been awarded to 701,353 Houstonians or 48.9 percent of Houston’s college graduates—compared to 44.7 percent of college graduates nationwide, and 44.4 of college graduates in Texas.  

Patrick Jankowski, CERP
Senior Vice President, Research

Nadia Valliani
Manager, Research

Education Living in Houston Employment
32.4 percent

Nearly one-third of Houstonians 25 years or older is a college graduate


Houston population with a science, engineering or related degree

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