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Table 1. Highest grade completed by young adults at age 29 in 2009-13 by sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Table 1. Highest grade completed by young adults at age 29 in 2009-13 by sex, race, and       
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                                  
(Percent distribution)                                                                        
                                                                                              
                                                    Educational Attainment                    
                                                                                              
                                       High School Graduates                 College          
                                                                                              
  Characteristic                                       General                                
                             High             High    Education                               
                            school   Total   school    Develop-    Total    Some    Bachelor's
                          dropouts          diploma   ment (GED)          college   degree and 
                                                      recipients                    higher (1) 
                                                                                              
Total ...................   7.7      24.4     17.0        7.4       67.7    37.7       30.0   
 White, non-Hispanic ....   6.4      23.4     16.9        6.4       70.0    35.3       34.7   
 Black, non-Hispanic ....  10.8      28.6     17.2       11.4       60.0    43.5       16.6   
 Hispanic or Latino .....  11.4      28.9     20.4        8.5       59.3    42.5       16.9   
                                                                                              
Men .....................   8.5      28.0     19.1        8.9       63.1    37.2       25.9   
 White, non-Hispanic ....   6.9      26.9     19.6        7.3       66.0    35.5       30.5   
 Black, non-Hispanic ....  13.0      35.5     19.2       16.2       50.7    38.5       12.2   
 Hispanic or Latino .....  12.6      31.3     21.2       10.1       55.9    41.8       14.1   
                                                                                              
Women ...................   6.8      20.6     14.8        5.8       72.4    38.2       34.2   
 White, non-Hispanic ....   6.0      19.8     14.2        5.6       74.2    35.1       39.1   
 Black, non-Hispanic ....   8.5      21.6     15.1        6.5       69.4    48.4       21.0   
 Hispanic or Latino .....  10.0      26.3     19.6        6.7       63.3    43.2       20.1   
                                                                                              
   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. Educational attainment is
determined during the month of the respondent's 29th birthday.



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Last Modified Date: April 08, 2016
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