Counties with the most college graduates in Indiana

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July 2, 2022
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Counties with the most college graduates in Indiana

The American philosopher and psychologist John Dewey once said, “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” Dewey advocated for an educational paradigm called pragmatism, which stresses the importance of learning academic concepts by experiencing them firsthand, instead of through lecture and repetition in a classroom.

While the philosophy is used by many educators (especially those working in fields where the value of work experience exceeds the value placed on an academic background), many people take great pride in their formal educational credentials because of the valuable skills such educations provided and because of the immense amount of work that goes into earning a degree.

Stacker compiled a list of counties with the most college graduates in Indiana using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by the highest percent of the population 25 years and over that has a Bachelor’s degree or higher using 2020 5-year estimates.

Keep reading to see which counties in your state have the most college graduates.

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#30. Clark County

- 20.7% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 9.8% ($26,755 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 35.6% ($32,331)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 33.9% ($39,522)
- Bachelor's degree: 13.8% ($51,198)
- Graduate or professional degree: 6.9% ($57,791)

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#29. Montgomery County

- 20.8% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 9.6% ($27,500 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 40.5% ($33,231)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 29.1% ($39,801)
- Bachelor's degree: 13.4% ($55,019)
- Graduate or professional degree: 7.4% ($93,167)

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#28. Huntington County

- 21.0% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 8.1% ($25,580 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 41.7% ($32,517)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 29.2% ($36,998)
- Bachelor's degree: 13.6% ($42,211)
- Graduate or professional degree: 7.3% ($56,273)

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#27. Howard County

- 21.1% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 9.2% ($27,626 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 37.5% ($30,563)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 32.3% ($40,121)
- Bachelor's degree: 13.6% ($48,369)
- Graduate or professional degree: 7.5% ($63,006)

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#26. Whitley County

- 22.4% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 8.6% ($27,110 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 36.5% ($35,576)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 32.6% ($39,671)
- Bachelor's degree: 16.2% ($50,280)
- Graduate or professional degree: 6.2% ($60,300)

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#25. Steuben County

- 22.5% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 8.6% ($27,389 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 39.3% ($32,146)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 29.6% ($39,705)
- Bachelor's degree: 13.8% ($50,689)
- Graduate or professional degree: 8.7% ($59,444)

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#24. Posey County

- 23.0% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 7.4% (earnings not available)
- High school graduate: 36.6% ($37,632)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 33.0% ($40,909)
- Bachelor's degree: 15.0% ($49,958)
- Graduate or professional degree: 8.0% ($63,698)

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#23. Lake County

- 23.1% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 10.9% ($27,308 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 35.5% ($34,375)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 30.5% ($37,677)
- Bachelor's degree: 15.2% ($53,139)
- Graduate or professional degree: 7.8% ($64,852)

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#22. Kosciusko County

- 24.3% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 13.2% ($30,077 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 34.1% ($34,864)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 28.3% ($40,875)
- Bachelor's degree: 15.4% ($42,739)
- Graduate or professional degree: 9.0% ($61,699)

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#21. Delaware County

- 24.9% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 9.8% ($18,617 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 34.3% ($29,051)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 31.0% ($35,541)
- Bachelor's degree: 14.1% ($41,262)
- Graduate or professional degree: 10.8% ($58,950)

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#20. Vigo County

- 24.9% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 10.4% ($22,172 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 32.5% ($29,433)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 32.2% ($34,791)
- Bachelor's degree: 14.6% ($43,013)
- Graduate or professional degree: 10.3% ($66,900)

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#19. Dubois County

- 25.5% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 10.6% ($38,315 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 37.7% ($32,018)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 26.2% ($39,578)
- Bachelor's degree: 18.7% ($51,364)
- Graduate or professional degree: 6.8% ($51,713)

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#18. Dearborn County

- 25.7% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 9.7% ($26,052 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 37.8% ($37,380)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 26.8% ($38,686)
- Bachelor's degree: 16.9% ($52,123)
- Graduate or professional degree: 8.8% ($65,409)

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#17. Tipton County

- 25.9% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 9.2% ($22,083 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 39.9% ($37,612)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 25.0% ($39,594)
- Bachelor's degree: 17.7% ($50,972)
- Graduate or professional degree: 8.2% ($62,212)

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#16. Vanderburgh County

- 26.9% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 9.7% ($21,076 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 31.5% ($29,446)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 31.8% ($35,756)
- Bachelor's degree: 17.4% ($48,611)
- Graduate or professional degree: 9.5% ($57,098)

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#15. Porter County

- 28.6% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 6.5% ($31,537 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 34.3% ($38,304)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 30.5% ($40,588)
- Bachelor's degree: 17.9% ($54,015)
- Graduate or professional degree: 10.7% ($68,248)

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#14. Allen County

- 28.9% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 10.1% ($27,384 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 28.6% ($31,880)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 32.4% ($36,768)
- Bachelor's degree: 19.5% ($48,740)
- Graduate or professional degree: 9.5% ($65,599)

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#13. Brown County

- 29.3% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 6.6% ($22,012 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 33.0% ($30,685)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 31.0% ($36,151)
- Bachelor's degree: 17.9% ($54,524)
- Graduate or professional degree: 11.4% ($63,667)

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#12. Floyd County

- 30.1% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 9.0% ($21,692 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 30.3% ($34,696)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 30.5% ($41,677)
- Bachelor's degree: 19.3% ($54,718)
- Graduate or professional degree: 10.8% ($69,494)

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#11. St. Joseph County

- 31.0% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 10.2% ($25,149 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 30.0% ($31,464)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 28.9% ($35,475)
- Bachelor's degree: 18.5% ($46,214)
- Graduate or professional degree: 12.5% ($61,774)

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#10. Hancock County

- 31.8% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 7.0% ($23,659 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 31.1% ($38,152)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 30.1% ($44,588)
- Bachelor's degree: 21.1% ($62,423)
- Graduate or professional degree: 10.7% ($59,548)

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#9. Marion County

- 32.1% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 13.3% ($25,025 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 27.6% ($30,578)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 27.0% ($35,525)
- Bachelor's degree: 20.8% ($50,455)
- Graduate or professional degree: 11.3% ($65,518)

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#8. Johnson County

- 32.3% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 8.1% ($26,510 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 31.1% ($37,320)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 28.5% ($42,991)
- Bachelor's degree: 21.1% ($60,887)
- Graduate or professional degree: 11.2% ($65,771)

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#7. Warrick County

- 33.0% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 5.9% ($29,214 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 28.5% ($36,393)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 32.6% ($43,813)
- Bachelor's degree: 21.0% ($54,351)
- Graduate or professional degree: 11.9% ($73,283)

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#6. Bartholomew County

- 33.9% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 10.0% ($24,761 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 31.1% ($30,656)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 25.0% ($35,004)
- Bachelor's degree: 19.4% ($55,383)
- Graduate or professional degree: 14.5% ($81,730)

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#5. Hendricks County

- 38.9% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 5.7% ($28,804 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 26.9% ($39,088)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 28.5% ($44,673)
- Bachelor's degree: 24.9% ($59,784)
- Graduate or professional degree: 13.9% ($71,478)

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#4. Tippecanoe County

- 39.7% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 7.9% ($25,110 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 27.2% ($33,221)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 25.2% ($33,498)
- Bachelor's degree: 22.1% ($48,412)
- Graduate or professional degree: 17.6% ($60,433)

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#3. Monroe County

- 45.3% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 7.0% ($15,508 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 22.0% ($29,633)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 25.7% ($34,191)
- Bachelor's degree: 23.4% ($41,023)
- Graduate or professional degree: 21.9% ($54,716)

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#2. Boone County

- 50.8% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 5.4% ($21,058 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 18.6% ($35,631)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 25.2% ($45,084)
- Bachelor's degree: 30.9% ($70,397)
- Graduate or professional degree: 19.9% ($96,111)

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#1. Hamilton County

- 59.4% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 2.9% ($27,588 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 14.9% ($32,189)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 22.9% ($46,661)
- Bachelor's degree: 36.6% ($67,984)
- Graduate or professional degree: 22.8% ($88,789)

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