47.5 percent of people 25 or older had an associate's degree or higher in Santa Fe, New Mexico


47.5 percent of people 25 years or older had an associate's degree or higher in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

This number was 12.5 percent higher than the state average of 35 percent. In 2017 the total municipality population reached 82,980.

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

Degree distribution in Santa Fe, New Mexico for 2017*
Degree
Number of people
Percentage of population
No degree
7,069
11.8
Regular high school diploma
11,383
18.9
GED or alternative credential
2,298
3.8
Some college less than 1 year
2,313
3.8
Some college 1 or more years no degree
8,468
14.1
Associate's degree
3,369
5.6
Bachelor's degree
12,721
21.2
Master's degree
8,073
13.4
Professional school degree
2,468
4.1
Doctorate degree
1,930
3.2
*All data is for residents who were at least 25 years old in 2017.

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