EPI's weekly illustration of education data trends — June 28, 2017

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Postsecondary Attainment in the United States (2015)


Data from a new Lumina Foundation report shows that 45.8 percent of adults aged 25-64 years of age earned a postsecondary credential. Broken down, 4.9 percent earned a certificate, 9.0 percent an associates degree, 20.4 percent a bachelors degree, and 11.6 an advanced degree.

Of the 54.2 percent that did not earn apostsecondary credential, 16.3 percent attended some college without receiving a credential and 26.3 percent earned a high school degree or equivalent as their highest level of attainment. The remaining 11.7 percent did not complete high school.

SOURCE: A Stronger Nation: Learning Beyond High School Builds American Talent. National Report 2017. Lumina Foundation. (http://strongernation.luminafoundation.org/report/2017/#nation).