Nearly 4 Million African Americans Have College or Graduate Degrees

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that in 2010 nearly 4 million African Americans hold a higher education degree. In 2010, 2,378,000 African Americans had obtained a bachelor’s degree but had not gone on to win any graduate degree. Nearly 1.2 million African Americans have earned master’s degrees. Another 176,000 American blacks hold professional degrees and 123,000 African Americans hold doctoral degrees.

All told, nearly 3.9 million African Americans have higher education degrees.