Percent of Population with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher
The educational attainment gap between the 25+ population and the 65+ population is beginning to close. Since 2000, the number of Arizonans 65+ with a bachelor's degree or higher has increased at the same time as the number of Arizonans 25+ with a bachelor's degree or higher as leveled off. Compared to the national percentage of people 65+ with a bachelor's degree, Arizona seniors are faring better educationally. There may be a correlation between this finding and the lower rate of poverty among Arizona seniors compared to the national average. Educational attainment numbers for person 65+ are expected to increase starting in 2010 as the baby boomers reach the age of 65.