The Census Bureau reported last week that the U.S has hit an all-time high in the percentage of Americans holding bachelor’s degree. According to the Census, 30 percent of American adults hold at least a bachelor’s degree compared to 26.2 percent 10 years ago. More women are also graduating leaving the gap between men and women over age 25 less than 1 percent.
While the gap between men and women has closed, the racial gap has grown. The percentage of Hispanics with bachelor’s degrees grew from 11.1 percent in 2001 to 14.1 percent; for Blacks, the percentage climbed from 15.7 percent to 19.9 percent. But non-Hispanic whites have seen even more growth, leaving the gap even wider than it was in the last decade.
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