Counties with the most college graduates in Utah

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

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 Utah 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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#29. Duchesne County

- 13.7% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 10.8% ($32,010 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 38.4% ($37,297)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 37.1% ($40,194)
- Bachelor's degree: 9.9% ($44,436)
- Graduate or professional degree: 3.9% ($67,500)

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#28. Daggett County

- 14.7% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 3.9% (earnings not available)
- High school graduate: 42.5% ($51,250)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 38.8% ($26,500)
- Bachelor's degree: 10.2% (earnings not available)
- Graduate or professional degree: 4.5% ($87,500)

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#27. Emery County

- 15.8% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 5.6% ($22,321 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 30.1% ($43,929)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 48.5% ($33,710)
- Bachelor's degree: 10.8% ($46,583)
- Graduate or professional degree: 5.0% ($70,580)

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#26. Uintah County

- 16.3% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 11.5% ($17,031 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 38.1% ($29,625)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 34.1% ($34,469)
- Bachelor's degree: 12.0% ($49,514)
- Graduate or professional degree: 4.3% ($52,199)

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#25. Carbon County

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

- Less than high school diploma: 7.8% ($20,313 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 29.4% ($32,598)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 46.0% ($28,842)
- Bachelor's degree: 11.1% ($42,067)
- Graduate or professional degree: 5.7% ($56,786)

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#24. Juab County

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

- Less than high school diploma: 7.6% ($21,544 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 37.8% ($29,043)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 35.9% ($36,189)
- Bachelor's degree: 11.7% ($54,495)
- Graduate or professional degree: 7.1% ($65,208)

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#23. San Juan County

- 19.2% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 14.3% ($22,361 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 30.5% ($24,556)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 36.1% ($30,032)
- Bachelor's degree: 12.6% ($44,775)
- Graduate or professional degree: 6.6% ($66,010)

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#22. Sanpete County

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

- Less than high school diploma: 8.0% ($21,529 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 31.6% ($27,645)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 39.6% ($31,907)
- Bachelor's degree: 14.0% ($39,054)
- Graduate or professional degree: 6.8% ($61,781)

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#21. Sevier County

- 20.9% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 9.0% ($29,984 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 31.2% ($33,967)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 38.9% ($32,070)
- Bachelor's degree: 14.3% ($41,154)
- Graduate or professional degree: 6.6% ($60,057)

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#20. Piute County

- 21.6% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 7.3% ($8,750 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 30.5% ($25,150)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 40.6% (earnings not available)
- Bachelor's degree: 16.4% ($30,744)
- Graduate or professional degree: 5.2% ($37,250)

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#19. Rich County

- 22.0% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 4.3% ($30,469 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 28.2% ($30,134)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 45.4% ($36,453)
- Bachelor's degree: 14.8% ($48,816)
- Graduate or professional degree: 7.3% ($65,625)

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#18. Millard County

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

- Less than high school diploma: 10.4% ($28,167 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 32.4% ($30,997)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 34.9% ($35,673)
- Bachelor's degree: 17.3% ($42,390)
- Graduate or professional degree: 5.0% ($75,481)

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#17. Tooele County

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

- Less than high school diploma: 7.9% ($28,969 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 31.9% ($39,299)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 37.1% ($43,024)
- Bachelor's degree: 15.0% ($57,706)
- Graduate or professional degree: 8.1% ($83,192)

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#16. Box Elder County

- 23.7% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 7.1% ($32,050 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 30.4% ($36,703)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 38.8% ($37,930)
- Bachelor's degree: 17.3% ($50,716)
- Graduate or professional degree: 6.4% ($71,840)

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#15. Wayne County

- 24.0% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 10.4% ($16,731 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 19.0% ($30,500)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 46.5% ($40,743)
- Bachelor's degree: 20.5% ($48,500)
- Graduate or professional degree: 3.5% ($80,139)

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#14. Weber County

- 25.1% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 8.5% ($31,671 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 29.3% ($35,271)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 37.2% ($39,642)
- Bachelor's degree: 17.5% ($49,457)
- Graduate or professional degree: 7.6% ($72,584)

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#13. Garfield County

- 25.4% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 6.3% ($24,583 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 30.6% ($25,685)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 37.7% ($27,983)
- Bachelor's degree: 18.6% ($30,313)
- Graduate or professional degree: 6.8% ($61,250)

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#12. Beaver County

- 25.8% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 8.6% ($30,372 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 27.0% ($37,166)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 38.5% ($39,868)
- Bachelor's degree: 22.3% ($51,250)
- Graduate or professional degree: 3.5% ($65,114)

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#11. Iron County

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

- Less than high school diploma: 6.6% ($15,682 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 23.1% ($32,505)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 41.4% ($29,205)
- Bachelor's degree: 20.8% ($35,909)
- Graduate or professional degree: 8.1% ($61,525)

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#10. Washington County

- 29.2% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 6.2% ($26,923 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 22.5% ($29,548)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 42.1% ($31,686)
- Bachelor's degree: 18.7% ($36,871)
- Graduate or professional degree: 10.5% ($70,805)

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#9. Kane County

- 29.7% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 8.6% ($22,614 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 24.8% ($24,643)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 36.9% ($31,058)
- Bachelor's degree: 19.9% ($32,388)
- Graduate or professional degree: 9.8% ($47,250)

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#8. Grand County

- 30.7% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 6.2% ($53,088 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 27.1% ($26,200)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 36.1% ($35,713)
- Bachelor's degree: 17.3% ($25,947)
- Graduate or professional degree: 13.4% ($40,672)

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#7. Salt Lake County

- 36.5% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 8.5% ($28,680 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 22.4% ($34,110)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 32.6% ($40,204)
- Bachelor's degree: 23.4% ($53,788)
- Graduate or professional degree: 13.1% ($75,649)

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#6. Davis County

- 38.2% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 4.1% ($30,149 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 21.2% ($37,097)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 36.6% ($40,637)
- Bachelor's degree: 25.8% ($55,158)
- Graduate or professional degree: 12.4% ($84,982)

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#5. Morgan County

- 38.4% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 2.2% ($43,250 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 20.2% ($41,538)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 39.3% ($42,500)
- Bachelor's degree: 23.1% ($60,889)
- Graduate or professional degree: 15.3% ($99,779)

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#4. Cache County

- 38.5% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 6.5% ($27,895 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 20.2% ($35,490)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 34.9% ($29,454)
- Bachelor's degree: 25.4% ($41,947)
- Graduate or professional degree: 13.1% ($67,958)

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#3. Utah County

- 41.1% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 4.8% ($28,084 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 16.7% ($31,802)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 37.3% ($36,531)
- Bachelor's degree: 28.5% ($50,122)
- Graduate or professional degree: 12.7% ($79,316)

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#2. Wasatch County

- 43.7% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 4.6% ($31,154 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 20.6% ($31,034)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 31.2% ($39,247)
- Bachelor's degree: 28.8% ($53,818)
- Graduate or professional degree: 14.8% ($81,477)

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#1. Summit County

- 56.1% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 4.8% ($25,478 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 16.0% ($36,082)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 23.1% ($43,979)
- Bachelor's degree: 35.2% ($56,782)
- Graduate or professional degree: 20.9% ($89,816)

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