Graduation cap for higher education collection
Oct. 22, 2021

Publication Date: July 2021

Author: Eshaan Vakil, Olivia K. Cheche, Caitlin J. Saladino, William E. Brown, Jr. 

Abstract: This fact sheet examines data originally published in “The Young and Restless and the Nation’s Cities,” a report prepared by Joe Cortright for the City Observatory. The original report explores the percentage of college-educated young adults (or individuals aged 25 to 34 with a bachelor’s degree), as well as the percentage these individuals made up of the total population in each metro area between 2000 and 2012. This fact sheet explores data for the following Mountain West places, as reported by the original source: 

  • Denver CSA (Combined Statistical Area)
  • Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ Metro Area
  • Las Vegas-Paradise, NV Metro Area
  • Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area

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