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PHOM Indicator Profile Report of Utah Population Characteristics: Education Level in the Population

Why Is This Important?

Education level is strongly related to health status. It is too simplistic to say that more education causes better health; however, higher levels of education often result in higher family income, greater self-determination and understanding of health and illness factors, improved mental health, and a higher level of social and family support. All of those factors can result in better health.

Educational Attainment: Highest Level of Attainment, Aged 25 Years or Over, Utah and U.S., 2016

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Data Sources

  • U.S. Bureau of the Census
  • American Community Survey

Data Notes

2016 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates Table S1501

How Are We Doing?

Among Utah adults aged 25 and over in 2016, 91.7% were high school graduates or higher and 32.6% had a bachelor's or advanced degree.

Healthy People Objective: Increase the proportion of the population that completes high school education

U.S. Target: 97.9 percent

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 01/26/2018

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Content updated: Tue, 2 Oct 2018 09:44:20 MDT