Colleges and UniversitiesSee also: List of colleges and universities in Greater St. Louis
According to the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 21.4 percent of the adult population in St. Louis holds a bachelors degree compared with the national average of 27 percent. Almost 209,000 students are enrolled in the area's nearly 40 colleges, universities, and technical schools. In 2006 approximately 5,287 associates degrees were granted in Greater St. Louis. Approximately 10% of the St. Louis metropolitan area consists of higher education students.
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