Twenty-eight percent of Utah workers have a least a bachelor’s degree. At this level of education, Utah ranks 20th among all states in educational attainment in the labor force. The state does not do quite as well in terms of advanced degrees. Nine percent of Utah workers have advanced degrees, which ranks 27th.
Highly educated workers are those benefitting from the improving job market both locally and nationally. At the national level the number of workers with a college degree has jumped by nearly 1.1 million over the past year while the number of workers with just a high school degree has fallen by 600,000 jobs.