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Table 14. Percentage of persons 18 to 24 years old and age 25 and over, by educational attainment and race/ethnicity with selected subgroups: 2006 and 2011
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Year and race/ethnicity 18 to 24 years old Age 25 and over
Less than high school completion High school completion1  or higher Less than high school completion High school completion1  or higher
Total, high school or higher High school only At least some college
Total, at least some college Some college,
no degree
Asso-ciate's degree Bachelor's or higher degree Total, high school or higher High school only Some college,
no degree
Asso-ciate's degree Bachelor's or higher degree
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
2006                                                    
Total 18.0 (0.11) 82.0 (0.11) 33.8 (0.14) 48.2 (0.14) 34.9 (0.13) 4.8 (0.06) 8.6 (0.09) 15.9 (0.04) 84.1 (0.04) 30.2 (0.04) 19.5 (0.04) 7.4 (0.02) 27.0 (0.05)
White 13.1 (0.11) 86.9 (0.11) 32.5 (0.15) 54.3 (0.17) 38.6 (0.16) 5.5 (0.07) 10.3 (0.11) 11.1 (0.04) 88.9 (0.04) 30.7 (0.05) 20.5 (0.04) 7.8 (0.03) 29.9 (0.06)
Black 23.5 (0.32) 76.5 (0.32) 37.7 (0.43) 38.8 (0.39) 30.4 (0.33) 3.5 (0.14) 4.9 (0.17) 20.5 (0.11) 79.5 (0.11) 34.2 (0.12) 21.3 (0.13) 7.2 (0.09) 16.9 (0.11)
                                                     
Hispanic 32.0 (0.32) 68.0 (0.32) 36.8 (0.33) 31.2 (0.28) 24.2 (0.25) 3.2 (0.11) 3.7 (0.11) 39.7 (0.15) 60.3 (0.15) 28.2 (0.13) 14.7 (0.10) 5.2 (0.05) 12.3 (0.09)
Mexican 34.7 (0.40) 65.3 (0.40) 38.0 (0.40) 27.4 (0.32) 21.9 (0.30) 2.8 (0.11) 2.7 (0.12) 46.1 (0.20) 53.9 (0.20) 27.8 (0.18) 13.4 (0.12) 4.3 (0.07) 8.3 (0.10)
Puerto Rican 25.5 (0.91) 74.5 (0.91) 37.2 (0.94) 37.3 (0.89) 28.8 (0.85) 4.1 (0.42) 4.4 (0.42) 28.2 (0.41) 71.8 (0.41) 31.8 (0.35) 18.0 (0.32) 7.5 (0.23) 14.4 (0.31)
Cuban 15.8 (1.24) 84.2 (1.24) 38.4 (1.51) 45.8 (1.66) 29.4 (1.53) 7.1 (0.74) 9.2 (1.26) 24.9 (0.62) 75.1 (0.62) 27.5 (0.57) 14.1 (0.42) 8.0 (0.36) 25.5 (0.55)
Dominican 22.3 (1.30) 77.7 (1.30) 36.2 (1.82) 41.5 (1.91) 30.8 (1.79) 2.9 (0.61) 7.8 (0.87) 35.6 (0.83) 64.4 (0.83) 28.9 (0.83) 15.2 (0.52) 6.3 (0.38) 13.9 (0.60)
Salvadoran 37.5 (1.97) 62.5 (1.97) 32.8 (1.85) 29.7 (1.79) 23.8 (1.68) 3.0 (0.60) 2.8 (0.49) 54.3 (0.89) 45.7 (0.89) 25.1 (0.81) 9.8 (0.48) 3.4 (0.31) 7.4 (0.41)
Other Central American 44.0 (1.61) 56.0 (1.61) 28.4 (1.37) 27.5 (1.22) 19.2 (1.10) 3.3 (0.47) 5.1 (0.62) 42.6 (0.72) 57.4 (0.72) 25.4 (0.69) 12.8 (0.37) 5.0 (0.26) 14.2 (0.46)
South American 16.2 (1.17) 83.8 (1.17) 33.0 (1.48) 50.8 (1.52) 35.9 (1.45) 4.6 (0.48) 10.3 (0.86) 16.1 (0.50) 83.9 (0.50) 27.9 (0.48) 18.3 (0.44) 7.1 (0.28) 30.6 (0.55)
Other Hispanic or Latino 23.7 (0.82) 76.3 (0.82) 35.7 (1.02) 40.6 (1.06) 32.3 (1.01) 4.3 (0.40) 4.0 (0.35) 24.6 (0.43) 75.4 (0.43) 30.1 (0.48) 20.7 (0.33) 6.7 (0.21) 17.9 (0.32)
                                                     
Asian 8.5 (0.32) 91.5 (0.32) 25.2 (0.52) 66.3 (0.55) 42.3 (0.68) 5.5 (0.24) 18.6 (0.44) 14.3 (0.17) 85.7 (0.17) 17.4 (0.21) 11.9 (0.16) 6.8 (0.11) 49.6 (0.23)
Asian Indian 7.7 (0.78) 92.3 (0.78) 20.2 (1.04) 72.1 (1.29) 35.4 (1.30) 4.8 (0.65) 31.8 (1.37) 9.3 (0.38) 90.7 (0.38) 11.6 (0.43) 6.4 (0.25) 3.8 (0.20) 68.9 (0.64)
Chinese2  7.7 (0.72) 92.3 (0.72) 21.1 (1.04) 71.2 (1.29) 43.8 (1.35) 3.8 (0.47) 23.5 (1.06) 18.4 (0.36) 81.6 (0.36) 16.3 (0.41) 8.2 (0.26) 5.5 (0.21) 51.7 (0.40)
Filipino 7.6 (0.62) 92.4 (0.62) 27.1 (1.35) 65.3 (1.39) 45.0 (1.33) 8.2 (0.75) 12.1 (0.77) 8.3 (0.29) 91.7 (0.29) 15.5 (0.42) 18.6 (0.43) 9.7 (0.29) 47.9 (0.55)
Japanese 4.1 (0.86) 95.9 (0.86) 20.7 (1.99) 75.2 (1.97) 48.6 (2.39) 8.5 (1.35) 18.1 (1.94) 6.2 (0.38) 93.8 (0.38) 20.6 (0.58) 15.6 (0.49) 10.7 (0.43) 47.0 (0.64)
Korean 7.0 (0.76) 93.0 (0.76) 25.0 (1.34) 68.1 (1.39) 47.0 (1.81) 3.1 (0.50) 18.0 (1.20) 8.7 (0.49) 91.3 (0.49) 20.4 (0.58) 11.8 (0.46) 5.7 (0.33) 53.5 (0.85)
Vietnamese 13.2 (1.16) 86.8 (1.16) 28.5 (1.59) 58.3 (1.72) 41.5 (1.99) 7.0 (0.89) 9.8 (1.08) 27.7 (0.71) 72.3 (0.71) 24.7 (0.62) 13.9 (0.43) 7.6 (0.35) 26.1 (0.72)
Other Asian 10.8 (0.77) 89.2 (0.77) 33.7 (1.56) 55.5 (1.64) 39.4 (1.44) 5.6 (0.62) 10.5 (0.83) 21.9 (0.66) 78.1 (0.66) 21.2 (0.71) 14.3 (0.53) 7.4 (0.34) 35.2 (0.66)
                                                     
Pacific Islander 16.4 (1.98) 83.6 (1.98) 43.9 (3.29) 39.6 (3.29) 29.8 (3.06) 4.4 (0.92) 5.4 (1.02) 15.1 (1.00) 84.9 (1.00) 39.3 (1.10) 23.1 (1.18) 8.6 (0.75) 13.9 (1.00)
American Indian/Alaska Native 28.8 (1.11) 71.2 (1.11) 38.6 (1.27) 32.6 (1.41) 26.2 (1.40) 3.3 (0.54) 3.1 (0.42) 20.8 (0.47) 79.2 (0.47) 35.8 (0.60) 22.2 (0.46) 8.1 (0.34) 13.1 (0.38)
Two or more races 16.7 (0.72) 83.3 (0.72) 33.3 (1.01) 50.0 (0.94) 38.0 (0.81) 4.8 (0.35) 7.2 (0.47) 13.7 (0.34) 86.3 (0.34) 27.2 (0.43) 25.6 (0.37) 8.9 (0.28) 24.6 (0.39)
White and Black 19.3 (1.64) 80.7 (1.64) 35.9 (1.88) 44.8 (1.80) 33.8 (1.53) 4.1 (0.72) 6.9 (1.05) 11.4 (0.88) 88.6 (0.88) 26.4 (1.47) 27.5 (1.31) 9.2 (0.89) 25.5 (1.35)
White and Asian 9.6 (1.07) 90.4 (1.07) 27.3 (1.39) 63.1 (1.74) 47.2 (1.94) 4.6 (0.78) 11.3 (0.97) 8.2 (0.63) 91.8 (0.63) 20.3 (0.87) 23.2 (0.92) 9.5 (0.58) 38.7 (0.92)
White and American Indian/Alaska Native 21.1 (1.39) 78.9 (1.39) 35.1 (1.64) 43.8 (1.87) 33.6 (1.79) 5.0 (0.75) 5.2 (0.77) 16.8 (0.55) 83.2 (0.55) 30.8 (0.65) 26.5 (0.59) 8.6 (0.36) 17.4 (0.52)
Other two or more races 16.2 (1.21) 83.8 (1.21) 34.4 (1.97) 49.4 (1.80) 38.2 (1.68) 5.4 (0.82) 5.8 (0.92) 13.1 (0.53) 86.9 (0.53) 26.5 (0.81) 24.9 (0.68) 8.9 (0.48) 26.5 (0.81)
                                                     
2011                                                    
Total 15.9 (0.10) 84.1 (0.10) 29.5 (0.12) 54.7 (0.12) 40.9 (0.14) 4.7 (0.06) 9.2 (0.07) 14.1 (0.04) 85.9 (0.04) 28.4 (0.05) 21.2 (0.04) 7.8 (0.02) 28.6 (0.06)
White 11.5 (0.10) 88.5 (0.10) 28.3 (0.15) 60.2 (0.15) 43.4 (0.17) 5.3 (0.08) 11.5 (0.12) 8.9 (0.03) 91.1 (0.03) 29.1 (0.06) 21.8 (0.05) 8.3 (0.03) 31.8 (0.07)
Black 21.1 (0.29) 78.9 (0.29) 32.0 (0.33) 46.9 (0.31) 39.1 (0.31) 3.2 (0.13) 4.6 (0.15) 17.3 (0.11) 82.7 (0.11) 31.5 (0.14) 25.1 (0.13) 7.5 (0.06) 18.7 (0.11)
                                                     
Hispanic 25.8 (0.28) 74.2 (0.28) 32.6 (0.24) 41.5 (0.25) 33.8 (0.21) 3.8 (0.11) 3.9 (0.11) 36.9 (0.16) 63.1 (0.16) 26.9 (0.11) 17.3 (0.11) 5.5 (0.06) 13.4 (0.12)
Mexican 27.3 (0.34) 72.7 (0.34) 34.1 (0.31) 38.6 (0.30) 32.3 (0.26) 3.4 (0.14) 2.9 (0.11) 42.3 (0.19) 57.7 (0.19) 27.0 (0.15) 16.4 (0.13) 4.7 (0.07) 9.6 (0.12)
Puerto Rican 23.9 (0.76) 76.1 (0.76) 33.1 (0.87) 43.0 (0.80) 34.0 (0.70) 4.1 (0.41) 4.9 (0.39) 24.9 (0.32) 75.1 (0.32) 29.5 (0.39) 21.6 (0.37) 7.7 (0.26) 16.3 (0.35)
Cuban 12.6 (1.22) 87.4 (1.22) 31.2 (1.70) 56.2 (1.78) 38.8 (1.73) 8.4 (1.14) 9.0 (0.99) 23.0 (0.50) 77.0 (0.50) 28.7 (0.53) 15.9 (0.43) 7.8 (0.36) 24.7 (0.48)
Dominican 22.0 (1.46) 78.0 (1.46) 27.2 (1.43) 50.8 (1.56) 40.9 (1.55) 4.2 (0.63) 5.7 (0.73) 34.2 (0.75) 65.8 (0.75) 25.3 (0.71) 18.4 (0.61) 6.4 (0.39) 15.7 (0.57)
Salvadoran 31.1 (1.39) 68.9 (1.39) 31.9 (1.47) 37.0 (1.51) 31.4 (1.44) 2.5 (0.43) 3.1 (0.42) 52.1 (0.74) 47.9 (0.74) 24.9 (0.65) 12.8 (0.46) 3.0 (0.23) 7.2 (0.38)
Other Central American 36.3 (1.21) 63.7 (1.21) 25.9 (1.02) 37.8 (1.34) 30.5 (1.21) 3.0 (0.39) 4.3 (0.41) 42.8 (0.63) 57.2 (0.63) 24.1 (0.44) 15.8 (0.41) 4.9 (0.25) 12.5 (0.43)
South American 12.7 (0.85) 87.3 (0.85) 27.1 (1.12) 60.2 (1.42) 43.9 (1.29) 7.2 (0.67) 9.1 (0.60) 15.4 (0.39) 84.6 (0.39) 25.8 (0.43) 19.9 (0.42) 7.7 (0.28) 31.3 (0.48)
Other Hispanic or Latino 17.6 (0.97) 82.4 (0.97) 31.4 (1.39) 51.0 (1.40) 41.2 (1.32) 4.5 (0.49) 5.3 (0.56) 19.7 (0.54) 80.3 (0.54) 27.5 (0.54) 22.9 (0.54) 8.1 (0.29) 21.8 (0.51)
                                                     
Asian 8.1 (0.27) 91.9 (0.27) 20.2 (0.43) 71.8 (0.53) 46.8 (0.66) 5.2 (0.23) 19.7 (0.49) 14.8 (0.16) 85.2 (0.16) 15.5 (0.17) 12.8 (0.14) 6.6 (0.11) 50.3 (0.26)
Asian Indian 5.3 (0.53) 94.7 (0.53) 16.2 (1.07) 78.5 (1.13) 41.4 (1.36) 5.2 (0.75) 31.9 (1.33) 9.1 (0.36) 90.9 (0.36) 8.5 (0.31) 7.4 (0.30) 3.7 (0.18) 71.3 (0.57)
Chinese2  5.9 (0.43) 94.1 (0.43) 18.7 (0.60) 75.4 (0.73) 45.6 (0.93) 3.8 (0.41) 25.9 (0.89) 18.7 (0.35) 81.3 (0.35) 14.7 (0.34) 8.3 (0.25) 5.7 (0.16) 52.5 (0.48)
Filipino 7.2 (0.64) 92.8 (0.64) 21.7 (1.12) 71.0 (1.30) 50.7 (1.48) 7.5 (0.76) 12.8 (0.84) 7.7 (0.29) 92.3 (0.29) 15.5 (0.36) 20.2 (0.47) 8.8 (0.30) 47.8 (0.58)
Japanese 4.6 (0.97) 95.4 (0.97) 20.5 (2.21) 74.9 (2.35) 50.9 (2.79) 6.0 (1.42) 18.0 (2.32) 5.2 (0.30) 94.8 (0.30) 19.7 (0.55) 15.9 (0.52) 10.7 (0.51) 48.5 (0.74)
Korean 6.3 (0.81) 93.7 (0.81) 19.5 (1.33) 74.1 (1.72) 53.6 (1.89) 4.4 (0.71) 16.2 (1.27) 7.8 (0.32) 92.2 (0.32) 18.1 (0.58) 14.3 (0.61) 6.2 (0.36) 53.6 (0.74)
Vietnamese 8.7 (0.96) 91.3 (0.96) 22.8 (1.35) 68.5 (1.58) 49.0 (1.91) 4.5 (0.66) 14.9 (1.12) 30.6 (0.55) 69.4 (0.55) 20.6 (0.54) 15.8 (0.47) 7.4 (0.36) 25.5 (0.63)
Other Asian 15.6 (0.98) 84.4 (0.98) 23.7 (1.11) 60.7 (1.45) 44.0 (1.36) 5.9 (0.64) 10.8 (0.92) 23.0 (0.53) 77.0 (0.53) 19.1 (0.56) 13.9 (0.40) 7.2 (0.35) 36.9 (0.70)
                                                     
Pacific Islander 14.0 (2.07) 86.0 (2.07) 39.5 (2.42) 46.4 (2.71) 40.6 (2.69) 2.3 (0.63) 3.5 (0.89) 14.2 (0.85) 85.8 (0.85) 38.1 (1.20) 25.4 (1.09) 8.0 (0.65) 14.3 (0.93)
American Indian/Alaska Native 26.2 (1.00) 73.8 (1.00) 36.1 (1.34) 37.7 (1.23) 32.0 (1.23) 2.8 (0.39) 2.9 (0.51) 18.2 (0.37) 81.8 (0.37) 32.2 (0.49) 26.9 (0.48) 8.4 (0.22) 14.3 (0.38)
Two or more races 14.5 (0.59) 85.5 (0.59) 29.7 (0.70) 55.8 (0.86) 44.2 (0.88) 4.2 (0.31) 7.4 (0.44) 11.3 (0.25) 88.7 (0.25) 24.3 (0.33) 26.6 (0.36) 9.6 (0.26) 28.3 (0.37)
White and Black 18.4 (1.27) 81.6 (1.27) 30.3 (1.49) 51.3 (1.67) 41.8 (1.69) 3.7 (0.68) 5.9 (0.84) 9.9 (0.68) 90.1 (0.68) 23.6 (1.12) 29.8 (1.13) 9.4 (0.70) 27.3 (0.99)
White and Asian 6.6 (0.82) 93.4 (0.82) 26.6 (1.32) 66.8 (1.50) 49.0 (1.82) 4.7 (0.67) 13.1 (0.95) 8.1 (0.44) 91.9 (0.44) 17.3 (0.62) 21.7 (0.66) 9.1 (0.44) 43.9 (0.74)
White and American Indian/Alaska Native 17.6 (1.27) 82.4 (1.27) 33.1 (1.53) 49.2 (1.67) 40.9 (1.84) 3.5 (0.64) 4.8 (0.73) 13.2 (0.39) 86.8 (0.39) 28.4 (0.47) 28.8 (0.53) 9.5 (0.39) 20.1 (0.56)
Other two or more races 15.5 (1.27) 84.5 (1.27) 29.2 (1.26) 55.4 (1.56) 44.7 (1.48) 4.8 (0.56) 5.9 (0.75) 11.9 (0.47) 88.1 (0.47) 24.8 (0.61) 26.1 (0.81) 10.0 (0.42) 27.1 (0.64)
1 High school completers include diploma recipients and those completing high school through alternative credentials, such as a GED.
2 Excludes Taiwanese. Taiwanese is included in "Other Asian."
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2006 and 2011. (This table was prepared January 2013.)
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