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


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

This number was 35.8 percent higher than the state average of 49.8 percent. In 2017 the total municipality population reached 59,246.

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

Degree distribution in Brookline, Massachusetts for 2017*
Degree
Number of people
Percentage of population
No degree
1,183
2.9
Regular high school diploma
1,998
4.9
GED or alternative credential
314
0.8
Some college less than 1 year
534
1.3
Some college 1 or more years no degree
1,886
4.6
Associate's degree
1,070
2.6
Bachelor's degree
12,118
29.5
Master's degree
10,572
25.7
Professional school degree
5,478
13.3
Doctorate degree
5,913
14.4
*All data is for residents who were at least 25 years old in 2017.

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