More Than 3.6 Million African-American Adults Have Not Graduated From High School

While obtaining a college degree is regarded as essential to obtain a good job in today’s economy, a large percentage of the African-American adult population lacks even the lesser credential of a high school diploma. Only 84 percent of the adult black population over the age of 25 has completed high school. For whites, the figure is 92 percent.

More than 3.6 million African-American adults over the age of 25 have not completed high school.