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


Table 5.

Percentage of children ages 6 to 18, by parentís highest level of educational attainment and childís race/ethnicity: 2008


  Less than high school completion   High school completion1   Some college   Associate's degree   Bachelor's or higher degree
          Total   Bachelor's degree   Master's degree   Doctor's or first-professional degree
               
               
Parent and race/ethnicity              
Mother                              
Total2 13.2   27.8   19.1   11.5   28.5   20.2   6.5   1.7
White 4.6   26.4   20.2   13.1   35.7   25.0   8.5   2.3
Black 12.9   35.5   23.6   11.2   16.8   12.5   3.5   0.7
Hispanic 39.3   29.0   13.6   7.3   10.7   8.4   1.8   0.5
Asian 14.6   20.5   6.7   7.7   50.6   35.1   12.4   3.1
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 8.8 ! 32.1   22.0 ! 12.6 ! 24.6 ! 17.4 ! 1.4 ! 5.8
American Indian/Alaska Native 19.4   27.2   23.1   14.2   16.1   12.2    
Two or more races 5.6   21.5   30.5   11.8   30.7   21.4   6.9   2.3
                               
Father                              
Total2 13.1   28.6   16.5   9.1   32.7   20.3   7.9   4.6
White 5.8   28.6   17.4   9.8   38.5   23.6   9.2   5.6
Black 11.2   35.0   21.1   11.6   21.0   14.2   5.0   1.8
Hispanic 41.1   28.6   11.9   5.6   12.8   8.9   2.9   1.1
Asian 10.5   17.6   7.5   7.8   56.6   30.7   15.3   10.7
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 2.4 ! 30.9 ! 18.0 ! 24.1 ! 24.6 ! 15.5 ! 4.6 ! 4.4
American Indian/Alaska Native 14.0 ! 29.9   26.5   10.8 ! 18.7   12.7 ! 0.7 ! 5.3
Two or more races 5.2   26.8   25.3   11.3   31.3   20.1   7.7   3.5
! Interpret data with caution.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Includes high school diploma or equivalent.
2 Total includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
NOTE: Parents include adoptive and stepparents but exclude parents not residing in the same household as their children. 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, 2008.
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