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Arizona 30th in residents with bachelor’s degrees

The latest Census data shows Arizona ranks 30th in the country in the percentage of residents who hold a bachelor’s degree.

That’s a two place jump for the state, which previously held the 32nd spot.

The East Valley Tribune says that overall, 25.6 percent of Arizonans now hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. Nationally, 27.4 percent of the population has at least a bachelor’s degree.

The news comes from recently released results from the United States Census 2009 American Community Survey.

The Arizona University System announced this summer it increased bachelor degree production by 9 percent from 2007 to 2009. The university goal is to see 29 percent of Arizonans hold a bachelor’s degree or higher by 2020.

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