Counties with the most college graduates in Nevada

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

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 Nevada 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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#17. Pershing County

- 10.3% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 17.5% (earnings not available)
- High school graduate: 41.1% ($32,988)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 31.1% ($25,109)
- Bachelor's degree: 4.5% ($75,000)
- Graduate or professional degree: 5.9% ($73,173)

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#16. Eureka County

- 11.7% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 5.0% (earnings not available)
- High school graduate: 44.0% ($54,707)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 39.4% ($74,750)
- Bachelor's degree: 9.4% (earnings not available)
- Graduate or professional degree: 2.3% (earnings not available)

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#15. Lander County

- 12.3% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 14.0% ($51,086 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 35.1% ($37,500)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 38.6% ($74,355)
- Bachelor's degree: 6.8% (earnings not available)
- Graduate or professional degree: 5.5% ($54,875)

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#14. Nye County

- 12.4% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 13.9% ($27,123 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 35.7% ($33,833)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 38.0% ($31,969)
- Bachelor's degree: 7.5% ($45,388)
- Graduate or professional degree: 4.9% ($52,927)

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#13. White Pine County

- 12.9% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 11.7% (earnings not available)
- High school graduate: 42.8% ($35,905)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 32.7% ($44,478)
- Bachelor's degree: 9.4% ($55,625)
- Graduate or professional degree: 3.4% ($88,889)

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#12. Lyon County

- 13.9% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 13.1% ($31,254 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 32.9% ($33,936)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 40.1% ($41,523)
- Bachelor's degree: 9.7% ($46,065)
- Graduate or professional degree: 4.2% ($67,628)

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#11. Mineral County

- 14.6% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 10.6% ($33,942 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 37.6% ($30,341)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 37.2% ($33,750)
- Bachelor's degree: 12.0% (earnings not available)
- Graduate or professional degree: 2.6% ($64,375)

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#10. Lincoln County

- 16.4% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 13.1% (earnings not available)
- High school graduate: 42.2% ($39,606)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 28.3% ($47,198)
- Bachelor's degree: 9.3% ($47,174)
- Graduate or professional degree: 7.1% ($74,453)

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#9. Esmeralda County

- 16.8% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 20.1% ($25,469 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 27.0% ($27,368)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 36.0% ($16,563)
- Bachelor's degree: 12.8% ($71,875)
- Graduate or professional degree: 4.1% (earnings not available)

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#8. Elko County

- 16.8% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 13.2% ($26,165 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 33.0% ($45,306)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 36.9% ($54,080)
- Bachelor's degree: 11.2% ($50,195)
- Graduate or professional degree: 5.7% ($75,887)

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#7. Churchill County

- 18.7% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 7.0% ($26,203 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 29.2% ($31,858)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 45.1% ($39,229)
- Bachelor's degree: 13.6% ($53,214)
- Graduate or professional degree: 5.2% ($64,702)

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#6. Humboldt County

- 18.8% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 16.0% ($35,513 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 32.5% ($41,106)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 32.7% ($40,833)
- Bachelor's degree: 13.0% ($65,197)
- Graduate or professional degree: 5.9% ($76,728)

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#5. Carson City

- 22.9% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 11.9% ($25,043 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 26.6% ($34,657)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 38.6% ($39,006)
- Bachelor's degree: 15.0% ($43,504)
- Graduate or professional degree: 7.8% ($62,034)

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#4. Clark County

- 25.2% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 13.7% ($28,293 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 28.3% ($32,146)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 32.8% ($38,116)
- Bachelor's degree: 16.7% ($49,630)
- Graduate or professional degree: 8.5% ($67,728)

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#3. Washoe County

- 31.7% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 11.1% ($28,794 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 23.7% ($35,291)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 33.5% ($39,814)
- Bachelor's degree: 19.6% ($50,850)
- Graduate or professional degree: 12.0% ($72,294)

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#2. Douglas County

- 31.9% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 5.8% ($38,942 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 23.6% ($32,530)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 38.7% ($36,747)
- Bachelor's degree: 20.1% ($50,243)
- Graduate or professional degree: 11.7% ($67,076)

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#1. Storey County

- 33.3% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 5.8% (earnings not available)
- High school graduate: 23.6% ($42,588)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 37.3% ($38,553)
- Bachelor's degree: 23.2% ($60,800)
- Graduate or professional degree: 10.0% ($64,306)

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