Friday, February 24, 2012

3 In 10 Adults Have College Degrees: Historic High

from The Washington Post, "Number of U.S. adults with college degrees hits historic high" by Daniel de Vise:
Representing a historic high, three in 10 adult Americans held bachelor’s degrees in 2011, census officials reported Thursday.

College attainment has crept upward, slowly but steadily. In 1947, just 5 percent of Americans 25 and older held degrees from four-year colleges. As recently as 1998, fewer than one-quarter of the adult population held college degrees.
The new data show African Americans and Hispanics gaining ground in college completion. From 2001 to 2011, Hispanics rose from 4.4 percent to 6.1 percent of the nation’s college-educated population. In the same span, blacks rose from 6.7 percent to 7.6 percent of all degree-holders.

1 comment :

  1. More Americans with a college degree may mean a more prepared and well trained work force and hopefully improved economy.