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2006 Census: Educational Portrait of Canada, 2006 Census: Provincial and territorial highlights

Prince Edward Island: One-quarter of the adult population had a college diploma

Nearly one-quarter (24%) of the adult population of Prince Edward Island had a college diploma in 2006, the highest proportion among the provinces. In the youngest adult age group, 25 to 34, the proportion was 30%.

Of these college graduates, 35% had a diploma in the Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services and the Public Administration and Social Services Professions fields.

About 18% of the province's adult population had a university degree, and 12%, a certificate in trades. About 24% had a high school diploma, while 19% had not completed high school.

Only about two-thirds (65%) of the adult population with a postsecondary qualification had graduated in the province, a relatively small proportion. About 11% of its residents studied in Nova Scotia, and 8%, in Ontario.

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