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Youth Indicators, 2005: Trends in the Well-Being of American Youth

Indicator 20: School Completion

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Table 20. Percentage of 25- to 29-year-olds who have completed high school and college, by race/ethnicity: Various years, 1950 to 2004
 Highest level of education completed
 Bachelor's or higher degree
YearLess than high school completionTotal high school completion1High school completion onlyHigh school completion and some collegeTotalBachelor's onlyHigher than bachelor's
All races2
195047.252.8
196039.360.737.512.211.0
197024.675.444.114.916.4
197516.983.141.519.721.9
198014.685.440.722.222.5
198513.986.142.421.622.1
199014.385.741.221.324.6
199513.286.832.829.424.720.24.5
199811.988.130.330.527.322.15.2
200011.988.129.829.329.023.65.4
200112.387.729.329.828.623.25.4
200213.686.428.428.729.323.45.9
200313.586.529.129.028.422.85.7
200413.486.629.228.628.722.95.8
White, non-Hispanic
197513.486.642.320.523.8
198010.889.241.223.025.0
198510.589.543.122.024.4
19909.990.141.921.926.3
19957.592.532.731.028.823.55.3
19986.493.629.431.832.426.46.0
20006.094.029.930.134.028.25.8
20016.793.328.531.833.026.96.1
20027.093.027.229.935.928.67.3
20036.393.728.131.334.227.66.6
20046.793.328.630.234.528.06.5
Black, non-Hispanic
197528.971.143.617.110.4
198023.376.744.320.911.5
198519.580.546.222.811.5
199018.381.745.722.713.3
199513.386.741.729.715.413.61.8
199811.888.238.334.215.813.02.8
200013.286.834.134.917.914.23.7
200113.087.036.532.717.815.52.3
200212.587.534.235.318.015.62.4
200311.588.537.333.717.515.02.6
200411.388.736.834.817.114.13.0
Hispanic
197546.953.131.213.08.8
198042.058.034.815.57.7
198539.160.934.015.911.0
199041.858.234.815.28.2
199542.957.128.419.98.97.31.6
199837.262.830.322.110.38.51.8
200037.262.830.023.19.77.62.1
200136.863.230.921.111.19.21.9
200237.662.431.422.08.97.51.4
200338.361.730.621.010.08.61.4
200437.662.430.121.410.99.21.6
Not available.
1Includes individuals who have received GED credentials.
2Includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Digest of Education Statistics, 2004, based on U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Surveys (CPS), March, various years.

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