Educational Attainment of Black Suburbanites

A new study from the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, finds that blacks now make up 9 percent of the population in U.S. suburban areas. The report finds that 26 percent of adult black suburbanites have a four-year college degree. For black adults nationwide, about 19 percent are college graduates. Some 34 percent of whites who live in suburban areas are college graduates.

Another 21 percent of black suburbanites have been to college but have not earned a degree. About 40 percent of African-American adults in the suburbs have a high school diploma but never went to college. Thirteen percent of black suburbanites did not complete high school.