29 percent of people 25 or older had an associate's degree or higher in Albert Lea, Minnesota


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

This number was 16.9 percent lower than the state average of 45.9 percent. In 2017 the total municipality population reached 17,716.

87.2 percent of the population had at least a high school diploma or the equivalent. The table below shows how many Albert Lea, Minnesota residents who were at least 25 years old in 2017 held each of the listed degrees.

Degree distribution in Albert Lea, Minnesota for 2017*
Degree
Number of people
Percentage of population
No degree
1,640
12.8
Regular high school diploma
3,885
30.4
GED or alternative credential
657
5.1
Some college less than 1 year
915
7.2
Some college 1 or more years no degree
1,979
15.5
Associate's degree
1,565
12.2
Bachelor's degree
1,508
11.8
Master's degree
412
3.2
Professional school degree
166
1.3
Doctorate degree
50
0.4
*All data is for residents who were at least 25 years old in 2017.

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