|Population Age Range
||The U.S. Census Bureau educational attainment data separates the populations from ages 18 to 24, and ages 25 and over. The metrics in this dashboard combine the data from these two age ranges to reflect the complete adult population ages 18 and over.
|Virginia Department of Education Data by Locality
||Virginia Department of Education Data is reported at the school division level for localities that have a unique school division. For localities and school divisions that do not have a 1 to 1 pairing (e.g., Fairfax County Public Schools covers both Fairfax County and Fairfax City), data elements are calculated for each locality based on school level data from schools located in the locality.
|High School or Higher & Bachelor’s or Higher Descriptions
||High School Graduates include people whose highest degree was a high school diploma or its equivalent, people who attended college but did not receive a degree, and people who received an associate's, bachelor's, master's, or professional or doctorate degree. People who reported completing the 12th grade but not receiving a diploma are not included. Persons with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher are those who have received a bachelor's degree from a college or university, or a master's, professional, or doctorate degree. For the complete Description, go to ACS subject Descriptions "Educational Attainment."
|Higher Education Enrollment
||The Federal State Fiscal Stabilization Fund Indicator (C)(11) report provides data on the number of students in a cohort who graduated from high school with a federally recognized diploma (Advanced Studies, International Baccalaureate, or Standard) and enrolled in an Institution of Higher Education (IHE) within 16 months of graduation as required by the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF) program of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. To create these reports, Virginia Department of Education has entered into an agreement with the National Student Clearinghouse.
|Rural and Non-Rural Designations
||Virginia counties/cities that are not designated as parts of Office of Management and Budget Metropolitan Areas (MAs) are considered rural. For more information about rural and non-rural designations, visit the VDH website.
|Margin of Error: US Census Bureau 2019 5-year American Community Survey Data
||American Community Survey (ACS) estimates are based on a sample and are subject to sampling error, meaning that the true value is expected to be within a range. For simplicity and in accord with how Census data is presented elsewhere, only the estimate is presented and not the range of possible values. For more information on the ranges, see the ACS Methodology.
|Margin of Error for Race/Ethnicity Data: US Census Bureau 2019 5-year American Community Survey Data
||Data is only displayed for Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, and White races/ethnicities. Data for American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and other races/ethnicities is not included due to high margins of error from small survey sample populations for these groups. As a result, data for these races/ethnicities cannot be displayed with confidence in their accuracy. These groups are not excluded for lack of importance. For more information about additional races/ethnicities, visit the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey.
|Methodology: US Census Bureau 2019 5-year American Community Survey Data
||The following links provide additional information to better understand the US Census Bureau 2019 5-year American Community Survey data:
|Locality Margin of Error
||Each locality view displays information for which the data meets a certain level of confidence in the sample size and margin of error for survey-based data. In many instances, data elements at the locality level have samples sizes too small for sources to accurately report. As a result, several locality level data elements are shown with null values.