Explanation of the Indicator
This chart reflects the percent of the population 25 years and over that have attained a Bachelor's Degree or higher. High college enrollment and the number of students receiving degrees contribute to the quality of a community's workforce.
In some cases, County-level data are not available from the same data source used by the State. In other cases, County-level data are not available for the same time frame used by the State. In these instances, data sources and time frames were selected that most closely match those of the State. Due to this difference, it must be noted that comparisons may not be completely equivalent in all cases. Michigan’s and Ottawa County’s data source is the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey. When this page was last updated in August 2018, 2015 data was the most recent data available for Michigan, and 2016 data was the most recent data available for Ottawa County.