Earning a high school education is the building block of success and Washington D.C. metropolitan area residents shine in that regard. Only 9.8 percent of residents aged 25 or older don’t have a high school diploma. That’s better than all but two – Seattle and Boston – of the 11 D.C. Dashboard benchmark regions.
Washington D.C. also has high post-secondary education rates. More than 49 percent of the region’s residents aged 25 or older have a bachelor’s degree or higher – the highest among all the benchmark regions and well above the benchmark average of 38.3 percent.
To learn more about how educational attainment in Washington D.C. compares to benchmark regions, take a look at the Educational Attainment Indicator.