A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau offers a look at racial differences in educational attainment. The study found that 93.3 percent of non-Hispanic White Americans over the age of 25 had graduated from high school. For African Americans over the age of 25, their high school graduation rate is 87.0 percent.
Some 63.8 percent of adult non-Hispanic White Americans had at least some college experience, compared to 52.9 percent of adult African Americans. More than one third, 36.2 percent, of adult non-Hispanic White Americans in 2015 had obtained a bachelor’s degree. For adult African Americans in 2015, 22.5 percent had earned a bachelor’s degree. For non-Hispanic White adults, 13.5 percent held an advanced degree in 2015 compared to 8.2 percent of African Americans.
The full report, Educational Attainment in the United States: 2015, may be downloaded by clicking here.