Tag: Increase In 4 year Degrees

Percent of 4 Year Degrees Continues To Increase Slowly


More than 30 percent of American adults hold bachelor’s degrees, a first in the
nation’s history, and women are on the brink of surpassing men in educational
attainment, the Census Bureau reported on Thursday. The figures reflect an
increase in the share of the population going to college that began in the
mid-1990s, after a relatively stagnant period that began in the 1970s. They
show significant gains in all demographic groups, but blacks and Latinos not
only continue to trail far behind whites, the gap has also widened in the last
decade.  As of last March, 30.4 percent of people over age 25 in the
United States held at least a bachelor’s degree, and 10.9 percent held a
graduate degree, up from 26.2 percent and 8.7 percent 10