ERIC Number: ED447772
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
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Undergraduate Degree Completion by Age 25 to 29 for Those Who Start College, 1992 to 2000.
Postsecondary Education Opportunity, n102 Dec 2000
This issue analyzed college completion rates across populations and over time. It examined the ratios of highest degree completed to the total population that entered college from 1992 to 2000 with specific characteristics such as gender, race/ethnicity, and year. The analysis was designed to be useful in understanding patterns and trends in undergraduate degree completion for those who start a college education. Analysis of the Census Bureau data showed that among 25- to 29-year-olds who had enrolled in college, 49.8 percent had completed a bachelor's degree, an additional 14.9 percent had completed an associate degree, and 35.3 percent had not yet completed a degree. While degree completion rates were quite similar between men and women, they varied widely across racial/ethnic groups. They were highest for Asians (77.4 percent) and lowest for Hispanics (46.8 percent). The issue also reviews projections of bachelor degree attainment by gender from 1980 to 2000, and examines family income by educational attainment of householder from 1956 to 1999. (EV)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates, Comparative Analysis, Ethnic Groups, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Racial Differences, Sex Differences, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Undergraduate Study
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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