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Percentage distribution of 1999–2000 bachelor’s degree recipients according to age at bachelor’s degree completion, by gender, race/ethnicity, and parents’ educational attainment
  Age at bachelor’s degree completion
Student demographic characteristics 22 or
younger
23–24 25–29 30–39  40
or older

           
    Total 49.2 20.2 14.0 9.2 7.5
           
Gender          
  Male 45.8 24.5 15.0 8.9 5.8
  Female 51.7 17.0 13.3 9.4 8.7
           
Race/ethnicity          
  White, non-Hispanic 52.1 19.4 12.4 8.9 7.3
  Black/African American, non-Hispanic 36.4 23.3 13.1 13.8 13.5
  Hispanic or Latino 38.2 23.1 22.2 8.4 8.1
  Asian 49.5 22.3 20.6 5.8 1.8
  American Indian/Alaska Native 19.4 31.6 19.1 18.0 11.9
  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 32.6 20.5 27.6 17.1 2.2
  Other race1 49.7 15.5 20.1 11.4 3.3
  More than one race 56.8 18.1 11.1 8.4 5.6
           
Parents’ educational attainment          
  Less than high school 17.0 15.3 18.5 17.3 31.9
  High school or equivalency 34.0 21.3 16.5 14.5 13.8
  Some postsecondary education 50.6 19.7 13.5 10.2 6.1
  Bachelor’s degree 58.8 19.5 12.4 6.2 3.2
  Master’s degree or equivalent 63.6 19.5 9.9 4.9 2.1
  Doctoral/professional degree 73.2 13.5 8.0 3.2 2.2

1Respondents identified themselves as belonging to another race. See the glossary for details.

NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2001 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:2000/01).

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