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Digest of Education Statistics: 2015
Digest of Education Statistics: 2015

NCES 2016-014
December 2016


Table 104.30. Number of persons age 18 and over, by highest level of educational attainment, sex, race/ethnicity, and age: 2015
[Numbers in thousands. Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Sex, race/ethnicity,
and age
Total Elementary school (kindergarten- 8th grade) High school Postsecondary education
1 to 3 years 4 years, no completion Completion1 Some college, no degree Associate's degree Bachelor's degree Master's
degree
First-professional or doctor's degree
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Total, 18 and over 242,248 (96.9) 10,353 (186.4) 15,177 (209.1) 4,130 (101.9) 71,654 (411.7) 46,212 (331.8) 22,537 (242.5) 46,515 (361.2) 18,683 (225.6) 6,988 (153.5)
18 and 19 years old 7,900 (82.2) 88 (14.2) 2,379 (61.6) 690 (34.6) 2,340 (68.3) 2,298 (65.1) 78 (13.7) (†) (†) (†)
20 to 24 years old 22,215 (21.7) 369 (33.8) 1,142 (56.8) 410 (33.5) 6,739 (113.8) 8,751 (137.2) 1,592 (69.2) 2,994 (103.0) 207 (23.5) (†)
25 years old and over 212,132 (45.8) 9,896 (179.2) 11,656 (185.2) 3,030 (82.3) 62,575 (382.7) 35,164 (285.3) 20,867 (213.8) 43,500 (327.7) 18,471 (223.5) 6,974 (153.9)
25 to 29 years old 21,867 (38.9) 496 (36.9) 1,048 (47.8) 384 (33.1) 5,690 (102.7) 4,259 (99.9) 2,197 (71.2) 5,889 (108.4) 1,492 (66.2) 412 (35.0)
30 to 34 years old 21,139 (35.6) 659 (36.1) 1,201 (51.0) 305 (24.3) 5,275 (96.8) 3,683 (86.2) 2,280 (63.4) 4,970 (94.9) 2,068 (75.6) 698 (48.5)
35 to 39 years old 19,916 (33.8) 923 (47.7) 1,134 (46.1) 270 (22.4) 5,134 (92.8) 3,228 (81.4) 2,049 (69.5) 4,457 (91.5) 2,002 (64.7) 719 (42.2)
40 to 49 years old 40,567 (41.6) 1,779 (63.2) 2,019 (68.2) 558 (34.2) 11,148 (148.0) 6,365 (110.9) 4,258 (84.4) 9,022 (136.2) 3,977 (105.2) 1,441 (58.6)
50 to 59 years old 43,652 (70.4) 1,818 (65.3) 2,249 (74.4) 631 (38.9) 13,581 (173.5) 7,113 (129.7) 4,724 (92.1) 8,542 (135.4) 3,624 (87.6) 1,369 (57.1)
60 to 64 years old 18,998 (113.0) 791 (40.2) 855 (48.6) 256 (26.4) 5,832 (123.3) 3,308 (87.7) 1,960 (70.3) 3,537 (89.8) 1,770 (68.8) 690 (41.1)
65 years old and over 45,994 (88.1) 3,431 (88.7) 3,150 (92.3) 626 (40.4) 15,915 (196.1) 7,207 (126.9) 3,398 (86.9) 7,082 (125.9) 3,539 (108.2) 1,645 (69.5)
                                         
Males, 18 and over 117,051 (76.2) 5,158 (118.1) 7,580 (144.5) 2,133 (72.6) 36,008 (251.5) 22,129 (208.1) 9,718 (152.4) 22,027 (222.7) 8,221 (146.3) 4,077 (106.8)
18 and 19 years old 3,962 (59.1) 46 (9.2) 1,246 (47.4) 381 (24.7) 1,228 (48.8) 1,019 (43.1) (†) (†) (†) (†)
20 to 24 years old 11,201 (21.1) 201 (24.2) 599 (39.6) 209 (21.3) 3,783 (79.4) 4,337 (92.9) 679 (42.9) 1,327 (67.2) 61 (11.7) (†)
25 years old and over 101,887 (44.2) 4,911 (113.9) 5,735 (129.4) 1,543 (61.6) 30,997 (234.9) 16,772 (177.0) 9,006 (139.4) 20,696 (203.7) 8,157 (145.2) 4,070 (107.3)
25 to 29 years old 10,984 (38.0) 269 (27.8) 550 (32.9) 223 (27.6) 3,286 (77.2) 2,122 (70.6) 980 (52.6) 2,783 (74.8) 599 (40.5) 172 (20.2)
30 to 34 years old 10,444 (35.3) 385 (25.8) 635 (37.4) 177 (18.4) 2,911 (64.5) 1,797 (62.4) 1,021 (44.8) 2,298 (59.3) 852 (47.2) 367 (30.3)
35 to 39 years old 9,830 (32.2) 500 (31.4) 641 (34.4) 146 (17.2) 2,799 (63.9) 1,597 (57.4) 903 (41.2) 2,071 (60.2) 839 (40.0) 334 (26.7)
40 to 49 years old 19,889 (40.1) 919 (45.7) 1,063 (48.7) 297 (26.1) 6,053 (108.3) 3,076 (73.0) 1,765 (56.7) 4,160 (84.3) 1,787 (68.8) 769 (40.0)
50 to 59 years old 21,174 (52.4) 914 (40.7) 1,237 (52.8) 336 (28.5) 6,884 (109.5) 3,323 (76.0) 2,039 (56.5) 4,000 (87.3) 1,604 (57.5) 836 (42.8)
60 to 64 years old 9,128 (105.2) 389 (25.7) 418 (31.1) 125 (16.9) 2,762 (80.9) 1,621 (62.1) 869 (44.4) 1,788 (60.9) 734 (43.3) 422 (33.4)
65 years old and over 20,439 (88.1) 1,535 (56.4) 1,191 (52.3) 240 (26.3) 6,301 (112.4) 3,236 (77.3) 1,428 (57.6) 3,596 (89.9) 1,742 (70.1) 1,170 (54.3)
                                         
Females, 18 and over 125,197 (65.1) 5,195 (101.4) 7,597 (129.3) 1,996 (62.4) 35,646 (268.7) 24,084 (230.8) 12,819 (164.8) 24,488 (238.3) 10,462 (147.6) 2,911 (83.1)
18 and 19 years old 3,938 (61.3) (†) 1,133 (45.4) 309 (23.9) 1,112 (44.8) 1,278 (46.7) (†) (†) (†) (†)
20 to 24 years old 11,014 (3.9) 168 (20.2) 543 (34.4) 200 (24.3) 2,956 (72.3) 4,414 (88.1) 913 (50.1) 1,668 (75.0) 146 (21.7) (†)
25 years old and over 110,245 (14.2) 4,985 (97.8) 5,921 (114.1) 1,487 (51.2) 31,578 (246.7) 18,391 (201.8) 11,861 (150.7) 22,804 (217.1) 10,314 (143.7) 2,903 (82.8)
25 to 29 years old 10,884 (6.2) 228 (21.9) 499 (31.6) 161 (18.7) 2,403 (65.8) 2,137 (60.5) 1,217 (44.1) 3,106 (73.5) 893 (50.1) 240 (24.3)
30 to 34 years old 10,695 (6.0) 273 (21.3) 566 (34.7) 128 (16.8) 2,364 (64.4) 1,886 (56.6) 1,260 (46.5) 2,672 (67.0) 1,216 (51.3) 330 (28.2)
35 to 39 years old 10,086 (7.6) 422 (27.9) 493 (28.4) 124 (15.8) 2,335 (62.0) 1,631 (51.0) 1,146 (46.9) 2,386 (58.5) 1,163 (47.2) 386 (27.0)
40 to 49 years old 20,678 (6.6) 860 (38.1) 956 (45.0) 261 (20.4) 5,095 (91.5) 3,289 (72.4) 2,493 (65.3) 4,862 (91.2) 2,190 (65.0) 672 (34.8)
50 to 59 years old 22,478 (45.3) 903 (43.1) 1,012 (43.6) 295 (24.1) 6,697 (117.2) 3,790 (93.2) 2,685 (70.2) 4,542 (91.3) 2,020 (67.6) 533 (36.8)
60 to 64 years old 9,870 (44.9) 402 (27.6) 437 (31.8) 131 (17.8) 3,070 (79.4) 1,687 (58.0) 1,091 (49.8) 1,750 (61.4) 1,035 (48.0) 267 (23.5)
65 years old and over 25,555 (0.6) 1,896 (55.9) 1,959 (67.5) 386 (29.3) 9,613 (129.3) 3,971 (99.9) 1,970 (65.5) 3,486 (89.4) 1,798 (68.2) 475 (32.9)
                                         
White, 18 and over 157,151 (114.9) 2,713 (107.6) 7,273 (145.1) 1,809 (72.8) 46,241 (371.5) 29,928 (284.8) 15,957 (211.1) 34,072 (306.4) 13,904 (199.9) 5,254 (137.3)
18 and 19 years old 4,293 (61.3) (†) 1,306 (46.1) 321 (25.5) 1,244 (49.3) 1,328 (52.5) (†) (†) (†) (†)
20 to 24 years old 12,219 (33.8) 143 (21.2) 409 (33.8) 126 (20.7) 3,471 (90.8) 4,857 (109.8) 955 (53.5) 2,129 (89.1) 124 (20.6) (†)
25 years old and over 140,638 (106.2) 2,536 (104.5) 5,558 (129.7) 1,362 (65.6) 41,526 (339.1) 23,743 (239.6) 14,964 (190.6) 31,927 (278.2) 13,776 (197.7) 5,247 (137.2)
25 to 29 years old 12,396 (36.2) 71 (13.0) 362 (32.2) 136 (18.9) 2,891 (78.5) 2,244 (74.5) 1,358 (58.3) 4,080 (92.0) 973 (55.5) 280 (29.6)
30 to 34 years old 12,185 (43.1) 107 (19.4) 421 (32.2) 109 (16.3) 2,682 (70.4) 2,100 (62.8) 1,530 (55.9) 3,351 (79.0) 1,401 (60.8) 484 (41.6)
35 to 39 years old 11,390 (41.2) 112 (16.7) 394 (28.6) 80 (12.1) 2,831 (77.6) 1,837 (62.6) 1,322 (53.7) 2,992 (76.1) 1,364 (52.7) 458 (34.1)
40 to 49 years old 24,868 (55.5) 255 (30.8) 748 (45.6) 204 (20.6) 6,614 (127.0) 4,060 (89.0) 2,860 (65.8) 6,362 (115.1) 2,766 (88.3) 997 (48.3)
50 to 59 years old 30,284 (52.0) 375 (31.0) 1,154 (59.5) 316 (32.8) 9,442 (152.7) 5,114 (111.7) 3,567 (85.1) 6,508 (117.5) 2,745 (78.7) 1,063 (50.3)
60 to 64 years old 13,788 (89.8) 184 (24.2) 402 (32.9) 136 (21.0) 4,201 (108.8) 2,518 (82.1) 1,543 (61.9) 2,744 (80.9) 1,486 (64.7) 574 (40.1)
65 years old and over 35,727 (91.2) 1,431 (65.7) 2,076 (73.3) 380 (35.2) 12,865 (180.6) 5,870 (118.4) 2,783 (84.6) 5,890 (121.8) 3,040 (103.3) 1,391 (63.4)
                                         
Black, 18 and over 28,369 (81.3) 703 (41.2) 2,341 (73.9) 712 (42.0) 9,741 (146.4) 6,490 (117.8) 2,628 (79.2) 3,742 (89.5) 1,611 (65.0) 401 (35.0)
18 and 19 years old 1,094 (35.6) (†) 379 (27.0) 106 (14.0) 328 (29.9) 252 (22.6) (†) (†) (†) (†)
20 to 24 years old 3,249 (23.7) (†) 205 (21.4) 93 (15.5) 1,153 (47.9) 1,346 (46.7) 187 (22.0) 238 (25.7) (†) (†)
25 years old and over 24,026 (64.2) 679 (40.8) 1,758 (64.4) 513 (36.6) 8,259 (130.4) 4,892 (99.6) 2,429 (75.4) 3,501 (85.6) 1,594 (64.2) 401 (35.0)
25 to 29 years old 2,858 (25.1) (†) 127 (16.1) (†) 997 (43.0) 760 (40.0) 280 (24.0) 466 (35.1) 119 (16.2) (†)
30 to 34 years old 2,585 (23.3) (†) 139 (18.5) (†) 876 (40.9) 597 (36.7) 290 (25.1) 434 (30.4) 172 (17.9) (†)
35 to 39 years old 2,482 (19.0) (†) 121 (14.8) (†) 765 (35.5) 550 (31.4) 291 (25.2) 446 (28.6) 209 (22.1) (†)
40 to 49 years old 4,937 (28.4) 62 (12.6) 261 (22.3) 95 (14.6) 1,698 (55.9) 971 (40.2) 527 (30.3) 777 (40.5) 422 (31.9) 124 (17.2)
50 to 59 years old 5,085 (54.5) 109 (15.9) 388 (22.8) 128 (15.7) 1,812 (53.1) 973 (39.7) 561 (31.7) 699 (35.5) 318 (27.8) 97 (13.4)
60 to 64 years old 2,066 (52.0) 67 (10.4) 209 (21.3) 44 (8.1) 710 (34.8) 401 (25.6) 193 (18.4) 271 (23.4) 132 (16.3) (†)
65 years old and over 4,013 (24.2) 374 (28.1) 513 (31.1) 101 (14.3) 1,400 (46.4) 641 (31.5) 286 (23.2) 407 (28.4) 221 (19.4) 69 (13.0)
                                         
Hispanic, 18 and over 37,509 (44.1) 6,040 (133.4) 4,546 (111.7) 1,295 (58.6) 11,529 (140.5) 6,440 (113.9) 2,565 (77.5) 3,611 (85.2) 1,099 (46.2) 384 (27.6)
18 and 19 years old 1,771 (39.3) (†) 473 (25.9) 213 (20.2) 587 (32.5) 440 (23.3) (†) (†) (†) (†)
20 to 24 years old 4,717 (7.4) 198 (25.2) 466 (32.2) 155 (17.2) 1,685 (49.2) 1,603 (46.8) 322 (28.4) 270 (22.4) (†) (†)
25 years old and over 31,020 (13.0) 5,806 (124.9) 3,607 (95.9) 927 (49.3) 9,257 (121.3) 4,397 (99.5) 2,225 (65.5) 3,338 (80.9) 1,085 (46.4) 378 (27.8)
25 to 29 years old 4,487 (30.7) 366 (30.6) 496 (33.0) 166 (18.7) 1,399 (49.0) 907 (43.6) 416 (31.9) 595 (33.2) 120 (17.3) (†)
30 to 34 years old 4,307 (28.8) 518 (33.5) 563 (34.2) 140 (15.3) 1,366 (44.9) 697 (34.4) 307 (21.6) 513 (29.3) 154 (18.9) 50 (9.4)
35 to 39 years old 4,172 (30.6) 755 (40.4) 568 (36.8) 125 (15.5) 1,222 (40.3) 582 (35.2) 292 (23.5) 440 (28.8) 132 (14.7) 56 (9.9)
40 to 49 years old 7,246 (38.9) 1,361 (52.3) 880 (43.3) 217 (20.2) 2,125 (54.3) 936 (41.2) 535 (33.2) 814 (39.8) 292 (22.5) 87 (12.2)
50 to 59 years old 5,302 (46.8) 1,166 (51.8) 544 (30.2) 135 (15.6) 1,593 (54.0) 658 (34.7) 365 (26.2) 553 (29.0) 212 (21.2) 76 (11.6)
60 to 64 years old 1,870 (39.3) 437 (27.2) 178 (19.4) 59 (10.9) 576 (29.8) 225 (17.8) 127 (14.8) 184 (17.7) 56 (8.8) (†)
65 years old and over 3,636 (5.5) 1,204 (41.6) 378 (25.6) 85 (12.0) 976 (35.7) 392 (22.7) 183 (18.3) 239 (20.1) 120 (15.1) 60 (10.2)
                                         
Asian, 18 and over 13,723 (106.4) 754 (43.7) 512 (33.4) 208 (24.0) 2,516 (84.4) 1,974 (65.0) 850 (40.3) 4,247 (89.9) 1,806 (67.9) 857 (47.9)
18 and 19 years old 379 (21.2) (†) 77 (10.9) (†) 80 (10.9) 188 (16.0) (†) (†) (†) (†)
20 to 24 years old 1,268 (29.6) (†) (†) (†) 162 (20.2) 643 (33.9) 69 (13.0) 295 (26.2) (†) (†)
25 years old and over 12,077 (96.6) 740 (43.1) 418 (32.6) 159 (20.9) 2,274 (81.9) 1,143 (53.0) 776 (36.9) 3,952 (85.6) 1,760 (65.9) 855 (47.9)
25 to 29 years old 1,451 (30.9) (†) (†) (†) 202 (24.3) 147 (15.7) 83 (12.6) 627 (32.2) 256 (27.2) 75 (13.8)
30 to 34 years old 1,501 (34.9) (†) (†) (†) 189 (19.1) 165 (19.4) 96 (13.6) 543 (27.7) 306 (27.6) 135 (17.5)
35 to 39 years old 1,372 (39.0) (†) (†) (†) 181 (19.7) 124 (14.7) 99 (12.5) 484 (30.8) 260 (23.1) 164 (21.4)
40 to 49 years old 2,622 (51.0) 88 (13.6) 77 (13.8) (†) 478 (33.2) 181 (20.2) 210 (19.9) 899 (43.4) 448 (34.0) 214 (20.1)
50 to 59 years old 2,206 (53.8) 143 (18.3) 87 (14.6) (†) 473 (30.9) 235 (21.0) 136 (16.8) 666 (37.7) 301 (22.2) 120 (15.3)
60 to 64 years old 932 (36.5) 92 (14.6) 53 (11.1) (†) 239 (23.4) 99 (13.3) 65 (10.2) 262 (22.6) 72 (12.3) 43 (10.0)
65 years old and over 1,994 (37.8) 357 (31.3) 115 (16.8) (†) 511 (31.9) 191 (19.8) 86 (11.8) 470 (31.2) 117 (14.7) 105 (17.1)
†Not applicable.
‡Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases for a reliable estimate or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 Includes completion of high school through equivalency programs, such as a GED program.
NOTE: Total includes other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Standard errors were computed using replicate weights.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2015. (This table was prepared November 2015.)