Institutional Research

Community Comparisons:
Educational Attainment

What the data is: Educational attainment rates for the state as a whole and for the communities within the HCC service area.

How to use the data: This data can be used to learn more about the communities the college serves and as a starting point for research.

Educational Attainment (2012) Persons Age 25 or Older
State (Connecticut) Rates
High School Graduate (%) 28%
Associate's Degree (%) 7%
Bachelor's or Higher (%) 36%


Educational Attainment (2012) Persons Age 25 or Older
HCC Service Area High School Graduate (%) Associate's Degree (%) Bachelor's or Higher (%)
Ansonia 39% 8% 16%
Bridgeport 33% 6% 16%
Derby 35% 7% 26%
Easton 11% 5% 65%
Fairfield 16% 5% 61%
Milford 28% 8% 40%
Monroe 23% 8% 48%
Seymour 38% 7% 27%
Shelton 30% 8% 36%
Stratford 32% 8% 29%
Trumbull 21% 7% 52%

Sources/Definitions: For all data, the source is CERC Town Profiles. CERC's definitions and sources are:

  • Population with High School Degree--The share of population older than 25 with high school degree (5 year survey; 2008-2012). Source: Census, American Community Survey
  • Associate's Degree--The share of population older than 25 with associate's degree (5 year survey; 2008-2012). Source: Census, American Community Survey
  • Bachelor's or More--The share of population older than 25 with bachelor's degree or higher (5 year survey; 2008-2012). Source: Census, American Community Survey

Last updated: March 17, 2015

Janice Schaeffler, Director of Institutional Research, (203) 332- 5220
Phyllis Fitzpatrick, Research Specialist, (203) 332- 5171
Catherine Velez, Research Assistant, (203) 332- 5171
Karen Vo, Research Assistant, (203) 332- 5171