ERIC Number: ED449203
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Attainment. Indicator of the Month.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
This fact sheet presents data about educational attainment in the United States. The educational attainment of people aged 25 to 29 years increased between 1971 and 1998, and the percentage with a high school diploma or equivalency certificate rose from 78 to 88%. The percentage of high school completers with some college rose from 44% to 66%, and the percentage of high school completers with a bachelor's degree or higher rose from 22% to 31%. The educational attainment of blacks in the same age group increased across all education levels between 1971 and 1998 as the rates for high school completion became more similar for blacks and whites. The educational attainment of Hispanics in this age group also increased, but despite these increases, the gaps in attainment between Hispanics and Whites remained similar at every attainment level during the period. Between 1971 and 1998, the educational attainment of females increased at a faster rate than that of males, and by 1998, the attainment rate of females surpassed that of their male peers. (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.