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Table 1. Highest grade completed by individuals at ages 25 and 31 in 2005-15 by sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Table 1. Highest grade completed by young adults at ages 25 and 31 in 2005-15 by sex, race, and
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                                   
                                                                                               
(Percent distribution)                                                                         
                                                Educational Attainment                         
                                         High School Graduates                 College         
                                                      General                                  
     Characteristic         High            High     Educational                     Bachelor's
                           school          school    Development              Some   degree and
                          dropouts  Total  diploma (GED) recipients  Total  college  higher (1)
                                                                                               
Total, age 25 in 2005-2009  9.1     26.1    18.6        7.5           63.6    39.0      24.7   
 White, non-Hispanic .....  7.5     26.1    19.3        6.8           66.3    37.0      29.2   
 Black, non-Hispanic ..... 13.5     31.2    20.0       11.3           54.7    42.5      12.2   
 Hispanic or Latino ...... 13.4     30.9    23.7        7.2           55.2    43.5      11.7   
                                                                                               
Men ......................  9.6     30.9    22.0        8.9           59.3    38.2      21.1   
 White, non-Hispanic .....  7.8     29.8    22.1        7.7           62.3    36.7      25.6   
 Black, non-Hispanic ..... 14.9     37.7    22.6       15.1           46.7    38.0       8.8   
 Hispanic or Latino ...... 13.9     34.0    25.1        8.9           51.9    42.6       9.3   
                                                                                               
Women ....................  8.7     23.0    16.9        6.0           68.1    39.7      28.3   
 White, non-Hispanic .....  7.1     22.4    16.5        6.0           70.2    37.4      32.8   
 Black, non-Hispanic ..... 12.2     24.9    17.4        7.5           62.6    47.0      15.6   
 Hispanic or Latino ...... 13.0     27.4    22.1        5.4           59.0    44.5      14.5   
                                                                                               
Total, age 31 in 2011-2015  7.1     23.5    16.1        7.4           69.3    37.7      31.6   
 White, non-Hispanic .....  6.0     22.4    16.3        6.2           71.5    35.5      36.0   
 Black, non-Hispanic .....  9.6     27.6    15.9       11.7           62.2    43.6      18.6   
 Hispanic or Latino ...... 11.0     28.6    19.5        9.1           60.0    41.3      18.8   
                                                                                               
Men ......................  7.7     27.5    18.4        9.1           64.6    36.7      27.9   
 White, non-Hispanic .....  6.5     26.2    19.0        7.2           67.2    35.2      32.0   
 Black, non-Hispanic ..... 11.2     35.0    18.3       16.7           53.2    39.0      14.2   
 Hispanic or Latino ...... 11.9     31.0    20.3       10.6           56.7    40.0      16.7   
                                                                                               
Women ....................  6.4     19.3    13.7        5.6           74.2    38.7      35.5   
 White, non-Hispanic .....  5.5     18.5    13.4        5.1           75.9    35.7      40.2   
 Black, non-Hispanic .....  8.0     20.1    13.4        6.6           71.3    48.3      23.0   
 Hispanic or Latino ......  9.9     25.9    18.6        7.3           63.9    42.7      21.1   
                                                                                               
   1  Includes individuals with bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and professional degrees.
   NOTE: The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 consists of individuals who were 
ages 12 to 16 on December 31, 1996. Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity groups are mutually
exclusive but not exhaustive. Other race groups, which are included in the overall totals, are
not shown separately because their representation in the survey sample is not sufficiently
large to provide statistically reliable estimates. Educational attainment is determined during
the month of the respondent's 25th or 31st birthday.



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Last Modified Date: April 17, 2018