Winter 2015-16 - Issue 4
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Educational Attainment

When people ask, why Ashland is such a special place, it doesnít take long for someone to answer that it is partly because we have people who chose to live here that hold educational attainment in high regard. Itís true. Education is deeply valued by residents and supported through all levels from preschool to K-12, to higher education and life-long learning programs. 

According to the 2010-2014 American Community Survey, Ashlandís residents are highly-educated. The charts illustrate the distribution of population over 25 years by education level completed and compares Ashland to Jackson County and Oregon.

In 2010-2014, an estimated 97.2 percent of people in Ashland, 25 years and over had at least graduated from high school and 57.8 percent had a bachelorís degree or higher.  Only 2.4 percent have never received a high school diploma.  An estimated 88.8 percent of people in Jackson County, 25 years and over had at least graduated from high school and 25.1 percent had a bachelorís degree or higher. 7.6 percent have never received a high school diploma.  And finally, an estimated 89.5 percent of people in Oregon, 25 years and over had at least graduated from high school and 30.1 percent had a bachelorís degree or higher. 6.5 percent have never received a high school diploma.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Set: Educational Attainment 
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