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Table 1. Highest grade completed by young adults at at age 27 in 2007-11 by sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Table 1. Highest grade completed by young adults at age 27 in 2007-11 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 or
                          dropouts  Total  diploma (GED) recipients   Total  college   more (1)

Total ....................  8.7     25.5    18.2           7.3        65.5     37.5     28.1
 White, non-Hispanic .....  7.1     24.7    18.3           6.4        68.0     35.4     32.7
 Black, non-Hispanic ..... 12.4     30.6    19.1          11.5        56.5     41.2     15.3
 Hispanic or Latino ...... 13.6     28.5    21.0           7.5        57.5     43.0     14.5

Men ......................  9.3     29.5    21.0           8.5        60.9     37.0     23.9
 White, non-Hispanic .....  7.3     28.6    21.4           7.2        63.9     35.7     28.3
 Black, non-Hispanic ....  14.4     37.2    21.8          15.4        47.8     36.2     11.7
 Hispanic or Latino .....  14.6     31.3    22.5           8.8        53.7     41.9     11.8

Women ...................   8.1     21.4    15.4           6.0        70.3     37.9     32.4
 White, non-Hispanic ....   6.8     20.7    15.1           5.6        72.3     35.0     37.2
 Black, non-Hispanic ....  10.4     24.0    16.5           7.5        65.2     46.3     18.9
 Hispanic or Latino .....  12.5     25.3    19.3           6.1        61.8     44.2     17.6

   1 Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degrees or professional degrees
such as law or medical degrees.
   NOTE: The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 consists of young men and women 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.



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Last Modified Date: March 26, 2014
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