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Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2007-039
September 2007

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Table 5.

Percentage of children ages 6 to 18, by parent's highest educational attainment and race/ethnicity: 2005


        Bachelor's degree or higher
Parent and Race/ethnicity Less than
high school completion
High school completion1 Some
college or associate's degree
Total Bachelor's degree Graduate degree2
Mother            
Total3 14.8 29.4 30.3 25.5 18.6 6.9
White 5.9 29.0 33.4 31.7 23.0 8.7
Black 18.2 34.4 32.2 15.3 10.6 4.7!
Hispanic 41.3 28.6 20.2 9.9 7.7! 2.2!
Asian/Pacific Islander 16.0! 22.2! 17.1! 44.7 32.9! 11.8!
American Indian/Alaska Native 11.9! 31.3! 48.4! 8.4! 3.9! 4.4!
             
Father            
Total3 13.6 31.0 25.8 29.7 18.7 11.1
White 6.9 30.6 27.4 35.1 21.8 13.3
Black 11.5 41.8 29.5 17.3 13.0 4.3
Hispanic 41.5 28.1 19.0 11.4 8.0 3.4
Asian/Pacific Islander 8.5! 25.3 18.5 47.7 26.7 21.0
American Indian/Alaska Native 14.9! 40.1 32.9 12.1! 8.4! 3.7!
! Interpret data with caution.
1 Includes high school diploma or equivalency.
2 A master's, doctor's, or first-professional degree.
3 Total includes persons of more than one race, not separately shown.
NOTE: Parents include adoptive and step-parents but exclude parents not residing in the same household as their children. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic origin. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2005.
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