Americans are completing more years of education. The percentage of the adult population 25 years of age and older who completed high school or more was 87 percent in 2010, compared to 84 percent in 2000. During the same time period, the percentage of adults with a bachelor's or higher degree increased from 26 percent to 30 percent.
|Table 30. Percentage of persons 25 years and older who completed various years of school: Selected years, 1970 through 2010|
|Year||25 years old and older||25- to 29-year-olds|
|NOTE: High school completers include those earning a high school diploma or an equivalency credential such as a GED.|