45.6 percent of people 25 or older had an associate's degree or higher in Beaufort, South Carolina


45.6 percent of people 25 years or older had an associate's degree or higher in Beaufort, South Carolina in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

This number was 9.3 percent higher than the state average of 36.3 percent. In 2017 the total municipality population reached 13,413.

91.2 percent of the population had at least a high school diploma or the equivalent. The table below shows how many Beaufort, South Carolina residents who were at least 25 years old in 2017 held each of the listed degrees.

Degree distribution in Beaufort, South Carolina for 2017*
Degree
Number of people
Percentage of population
No degree
761
8.8
Regular high school diploma
1,543
17.7
GED or alternative credential
186
2.1
Some college less than 1 year
964
11.1
Some college 1 or more years no degree
1,273
14.6
Associate's degree
1,102
12.7
Bachelor's degree
1,577
18.1
Master's degree
901
10.4
Professional school degree
196
2.3
Doctorate degree
190
2.2
*All data is for residents who were at least 25 years old in 2017.

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