In 2016, 82.2% of Minnesota's high schoolers graduated on-time (in four years), the highest percentage in the past decade. However, only 53% of American Indian students, 65% of Black students, and 65% of Hispanic students graduated on time, compared to 84% of Asian students and 87% of White students. (Source: MN Department of Education)
In 2016, 34.2% of Minnesotans age 25+ had earned a bachelor's or higher degree (compared to 30.3% nationwide), while 92.6% of Minnesotans age 25+ had earned a high school diploma or higher degree (compared to 87.0% nationwide).
Nine states had a higher percentage of their adult population possessing a bachelor's degree than Minnesota in 2016.
(Source for both prior bullets: 2016 American Community Survey)
Data for US, MN, and all available MN counties from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2012-2016 American Community Survey:
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