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Status of Education in Rural America
NCES 2007-040
June 2007

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Table 1.14.

Percentage distribution of children ages 6 to 18, by parentsí highest level of education and locale: 2004


Parent and locale Total Less than high school diploma or equivalent1 High school diploma or equivalent or higher
Total High school diploma or equivalent Some college/ associate's degree Bachelor's degree or higher
Total Bachelor's degree Graduate or professional degree
Mother          
Total 100.0 14.5 85.5 27.6 32.8 25.1 17.6 7.5
City 100.0 21.1 78.9 25.9 30.2 22.8 15.6 7.2
Suburban 100.0 11.2 88.8 24.9 33.0 30.9 21.7 9.2
Town 100.0 15.6 84.4 31.3 34.2 18.8 13.6 5.2
Rural 100.0 11.0 89.0 33.0 35.1 21.0 15.0 6.0
         
Father         
Total 100.0 14.4 85.6 27.8 27.3 30.6 18.7 11.9
City 100.0 20.0 80.0 24.4 25.2 30.4 17.7 12.7
Suburban 100.0 11.1 88.9 23.9 27.1 37.8 22.8 15.0
Town 100.0 15.5 84.5 31.5 29.8 23.3 15.0 8.3
Rural 100.0 13.3 86.7 36.1 28.8 21.8 14.3 7.4
1 Includes parents currently enrolled in high school.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2004, previously unpublished data.
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