The education level (that is, highest level of schooling attained) of parents and mothers who are living with their children. The levels are: (1) No schooling completed; (2) Nursery school, preschool; (3) Kindergarten; (4-14) Grade 1 through 11; (15) 12th grade, no diploma; (16) high school diploma; (17) GED; (18) Some college, but less than 1 year; (19) 1 or more years of college credit, no degree; (20) Associate’s degree; (21) Bachelor’s; (22) Master’s; (23) Professional degree beyond a bachelor’s; (24) Doctoral degree.

  • Specific education levels: Percent of parents whose highest education level is: Grade 8, Grade 12 with no diploma, High School diploma, GED or alternative, 1 or more years of college with no degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Associate degree, Master’s degree, Professional degree beyond college)
  • Inclusive education levels: “Less than 1 year of college” and all education levels below that level; “1 or more years of college with no college degree” and all education levels above that level

Spreadsheets (by year):

  • 2015-2016: PUMA

Maps (by year):

  • 2015-2016: PUMA & county (combined map)
TypeFile name and linkCaptionSize

2015 Static MapParents' Education Level927.1k

2015 SpreadsheetParents' Education Level52.7k

2015 Static MapMothers' Education Level 957.9k

2015 SpreadsheetMothers' Education Level 52.8k

2016 Static MapParents' Education Level1.3M

2016 SpreadsheetParents' Education Level49.7k

2016 Static MapMothers' Education Level 1.4M

2016 SpreadsheetMothers' Education Level 52.6k

Source of data: IPUMS

Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) are geographic areas for which the Census Bureau provides selected extracts of raw data from a small sample of census records that are screened to protect confidentiality. These extracts are referred to as public use microdata sample (PUMS) files. For the decennial census, each state delineates PUMAs for use in presenting PUMS data. These areas are required to contain at least 100,000 people.

The Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS-USA) consists of more than fifty high-precision samples of the American population drawn from fifteen federal censuses and from the American Community Surveys of 2000-2009. IPUMS is published and maintained by the Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota. More information and a map can be found on IECAM’s PUMAs page.

Note: For data and maps earlier than 2015, contact IECAM.