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Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008

NCES 2008-084
September 2008


Table 7.1.  Percentage distribution of adults ages 25 and over, by highest level of educational attainment and race/ethnicity: 2007

Race/ethnicity Less
than
high
school
completion
High school completion or higher
          Graduate degree
Total High
school
completion1
Some college Associate's degree Bachelor's degree Total Master's degree Doctorate
or first-
professional
degree
Total 14.3 85.7 31.6 16.7 8.6 18.9 9.9 7.0 2.9  
White 9.4 90.6 32.2 17.4 9.1 20.7 11.1 7.9 3.2  
Black 17.2 82.8 36.3 18.9 8.8 13.0 5.7 4.4 1.3  
Hispanic 39.7 60.3 28.4 13.0 6.2 9.4 3.3 2.4 0.9  
Asian 12.1 87.9 19.9 9.3 6.3 31.7 20.7 13.6 7.1  
Native Hawaiian/                    
Pacific Islander 11.4 88.6 34.4 21.2 9.2 17.7 6.1 3.7 2.5 !
American Indian/                    
Alaska Native 19.7 80.3 35.8 21.8 9.5 8.6 4.5 3.1 1.4  
! Interpret data with caution.
1 High school completion includes equivalency (e.g., General Education Development certificate or GED).
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, Current Population Survey (CPS), Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2007.

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