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- 85.1 percent of Utahns earn a high school diploma. The U.S. average is 74.2 per-cent.*

- Utah ranks No. 2 in the nation in the number of residents 25 and older who have graduated from high school.*- Utah ranks No. 1 in the nation for the number of residents who have taken some college courses. In Utah, 57.9 percent have attended college, while the U.S. average is 45.2 percent.*

- 22.3 percent of Utahns earn a bachelor's degree from college, while 30.3 percent receive an associate degree.

- Utah ranks 15th in the number of residents with bachelor's degrees and 12th for residents with associate degrees.*

- The scores of Utah students taking the ACT test in 1995 rose in every subject and were higher than the national ACT group in every area. The Utah ACT composite score was 21.4, compared to 20.8 for the nation.**

Sources: U.S. Census figures*; latest available ACT scores**