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Demographic Change and Education

Exhibit 1-7

Projected Comparison of Labor Force Education Attainment Rates in Texas, 2000 and 2040*

Attainment 2000 2004
High School, No Diploma 18.8% 30.1%
High School Diploma 29.0% 28.7%
College < Bachelors 28.7% 23.9%
Bachelors 18.2% 12.9%
Graduate/Professional 5.3% 4.4%

*Using U.S. Census Bureau count for 2000 and Texas State Data Center 1.0 population projection scenario for 2040.

Note: Figures rely on the Texas State Data Center’s “high-growth” scenario, which assumes the age, sex and race/ethnicity rates of net migration experienced in Texas from 1990 to 2000 will continue.

Source: Texas State Data Center, University of Texas at San Antonio.

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