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Table 1. Educational attainment of individuals at ages 25 and 33 in 2005-17 by sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Table 1. Educational attainment of individuals at ages 25 and 33 in 2005-2017 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  8.7	    26.7    19.7	7.1	      64.2     39.0	25.2
 White, non-Hispanic .....  7.1	    26.1    19.5	6.5	      66.6     37.0	29.6
 Black, non-Hispanic ..... 13.2	    30.1    19.5       10.5	      55.7     43.0	12.7
 Hispanic or Latino ...... 12.4	    30.3    23.8	6.5	      56.8     44.4	12.4

								
Men ......................  8.7	    30.5    22.3	8.3	      60.3     38.6	21.7
 White, non-Hispanic .....  6.8	    29.8    22.4	7.5	      63.2     37.0	26.2
 Black, non-Hispanic ..... 14.7	    35.4    21.8       13.6	      48.3     39.3	 9.0
 Hispanic or Latino ...... 12.6     33.1    25.9	7.2	      53.7     44.0	 9.7

								
Women ....................  8.6	    23.0    17.1	5.9	      68.1     39.4	28.6
 White, non-Hispanic .....  7.3	    22.4    16.8	5.6	      69.9     37.0	32.9	
 Black, non-Hispanic ..... 11.9	    25.0    17.4	7.6	      62.8     46.5	16.3
 Hispanic or Latino ...... 12.1	    27.3    21.6	5.7	      60.0     44.9	15.2

								
Total, age 33 in 2013-2017  6.4	    23.1    15.7	7.4	      70.4     37.2	33.2
 White, non-Hispanic .....  5.4	    21.9    15.7	6.2	      72.6     34.9	37.7
 Black, non-Hispanic .....  9.1	    27.0    15.4       11.6	      63.4     43.3	20.1
 Hispanic or Latino ......  9.9	    28.1    19.8	8.2  	      61.8     41.8	19.9

									
Men ......................  6.6	    27.0    17.9	9.1	      66.2     36.6	29.6
 White, non-Hispanic .....  5.6	    25.5    18.1	7.4	      68.9     34.9	34.0
 Black, non-Hispanic ..... 10.0	    34.2    17.6       16.6	      55.2     40.4	14.8
 Hispanic or Latino ...... 10.2	    31.0    21.8	9.1	      58.6     41.0	17.7

								
Women ....................  6.1	    19.0    13.4	5.5	      74.8     37.7	37.0
 White, non-Hispanic .....  5.3	    18.3    13.3	5.0	      76.4     34.9	41.5
 Black, non-Hispanic .....  8.3	    19.6    13.1	6.5	      71.7     46.2	25.4
 Hispanic or Latino ......  9.5	    24.8    17.6	7.2	      65.3     42.8	22.4
						
								
   (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 33rd birthday.		



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