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78.9 percent of people 25 or older had an associate's degree or higher in Chapel Hill

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By Metric Media News Service | Mar 23, 2020

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78.9 percent of people 25 years or older had an associate's degree or higher in Chapel Hill in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

This number was 39.8 percent higher than the state average of 39.1 percent. In 2017 the total municipality population reached 59,234.

96.2 percent of the population had at least a high school diploma or the equivalent. The table below shows how many

Chapel Hill residents who were at least 25 years old in 2017 held each of the listed degrees.

Degree distribution in Chapel Hill for 2017*
Degree
Number of people
Percentage of population
No degree
1,178
3.8
Regular high school diploma
2,096
6.7
GED or alternative credential
367
1.2
Some college less than 1 year
731
2.3
Some college 1 or more years no degree
2,183
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Associate's degree
1,335
4.3
Bachelor's degree
9,300
29.9
Master's degree
7,034
22.6
Professional school degree
2,669
8.6
Doctorate degree
4,219
13.6
*All data is for residents who were at least 25 years old in 2017.

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