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Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2010-015
July 2010


Table 27b.

Number and percentage of persons ages 25 to 29 with at least a bachelor's degree, by nativity and race/ethnicity with Hispanic and Asian subgroups: 2007


Race/ethnicity Population Number with
at least a
bachelor's degree
  Percentage  
  Total   Born within the
United States1
  Born outside the
United States1
Total2 20,612,000 5,648,000   27.4   28.2   24.0  
White 12,341,000 4,025,000   32.6   32.1   44.5  
Black 2,661,000 457,000   17.2   16.3   24.3  
Hispanic 4,082,000 457,000   11.2   15.6   7.8  
Mexican 2,768,000 234,000   8.5   13.4   4.6  
Puerto Rican 318,000 50,000   15.7   15.1   16.7  
Cuban 84,000 25,000   29.7   37.8   18.3  
Dominican 96,000 15,000   15.5   19.5   13.5  
Salvadoran 154,000 12,000   7.8   15.7   6.7  
Other Central American 225,000 23,000   10.2   23.7   8.1  
South American 205,000 58,000   28.2   35.3   26.0  
Other Hispanic or Latino 230,000 41,000   17.6   17.6   17.6  
Asian 999,000 595,000   59.6   59.3   59.7  
Asian Indian 276,000 221,000   80.0   81.6   79.7  
Chinese3 202,000 142,000   70.3   77.0   67.9  
Filipino 99,000 59,000   59.6   66.0   57.3  
Japanese 164,000 67,000   40.8   45.5   37.8  
Korean 38,000 20,000   54.0   48.6   58.7  
Vietnamese 83,000 37,000   44.6   57.3   38.7  
Other Asian 138,000 49,000   35.8   38.1   34.8  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 36,000 6,000   18.0   23.9   10.7 !
American Indian/Alaska Native 144,000 14,000   9.7   9.5    
! Interpret data with caution.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 United States refers to the 50 states and District of Columbia.
2 Total includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
3 Excludes Taiwanese. Taiwanese is included in "Other Asian."
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, American Community Survey, 2007.
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