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


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

This number was 23.0 percent higher than the state average of 36.3 percent. In 2017 the total municipality population reached 131,204.

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

Degree distribution in Charleston, South Carolina for 2017*
Degree
Number of people
Percentage of population
No degree
5,131
5.7
Regular high school diploma
14,434
15.9
GED or alternative credential
1,682
1.9
Some college less than 1 year
3,473
3.8
Some college 1 or more years no degree
12,252
13.5
Associate's degree
7,089
7.8
Bachelor's degree
29,287
32.3
Master's degree
11,137
12.3
Professional school degree
4,135
4.6
Doctorate degree
2,113
2.3
*All data is for residents who were at least 25 years old in 2017.

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