52 percent of people 25 or older had an associate's degree or higher in Boston, Massachusetts


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

This number was 2.2 percent higher than the state average of 49.8 percent. In 2017 the total municipality population reached 669,158.

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

Degree distribution in Boston, Massachusetts for 2017*
Degree
Number of people
Percentage of population
No degree
63,725
13.9
Regular high school diploma
82,636
18.1
GED or alternative credential
13,051
2.9
Some college less than 1 year
13,262
2.9
Some college 1 or more years no degree
46,756
10.2
Associate's degree
21,056
4.6
Bachelor's degree
119,426
26.1
Master's degree
62,731
13.7
Professional school degree
20,234
4.4
Doctorate degree
14,236
3.1
*All data is for residents who were at least 25 years old in 2017.

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