Educational attainment in the U.S. from 1960 to 2018

Educational attainment distribution in the United States from 1960 to 2018

Educational attainment in the U.S. from 1960 to 2018 This graph shows educational attainment distribution in the United States from 1960 to 2018. In 2018, about 35 percent of the U.S. population who were aged 25 and above had graduated from college or another higher education institution.
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Educational attainment distribution in the United States from 1960 to 2018

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YearHigh school graduate or moreCollege graduate or more
196041.1%7.7%
196549%9.4%
197052.3%10.7%
197562.5%13.9%
198066.5%16.2%
198573.9%19.4%
199077.6%21.3%
199178.4%21.4%
1992 79.4%21.4%
1993 80.2%21.9%
1994 80.9%22.2%
1995 81.7%23%
1996 81.7%23.6%
1997 82.1%23.9%
1998 82.8%24.4%
1999 83.4%25.2%
200084.1%25.6%
200184.1%26.2%
200284.1%26.7%
200384.6%27.2%
200485.2%27.7%
200585.2%27.7%
200685.5%28%
200785.7%28.7%
200886.6%29.4%
200986.7%29.5%
201087.1%29.9%
201187.6%30.4%
201287.6%30.9%
201388.2%31.7%
201488.3%32%
201588.4%32.5%
201689.1%33.4%
201789.6%34.2%
201889.8%35%
YearHigh school graduate or moreCollege graduate or more
196041.1%7.7%
196549%9.4%
197052.3%10.7%
197562.5%13.9%
198066.5%16.2%
198573.9%19.4%
199077.6%21.3%
199178.4%21.4%
1992 79.4%21.4%
1993 80.2%21.9%
1994 80.9%22.2%
1995 81.7%23%
1996 81.7%23.6%
1997 82.1%23.9%
1998 82.8%24.4%
1999 83.4%25.2%
200084.1%25.6%
200184.1%26.2%
200284.1%26.7%
200384.6%27.2%
200485.2%27.7%
200585.2%27.7%
200685.5%28%
200785.7%28.7%
200886.6%29.4%
200986.7%29.5%
201087.1%29.9%
201187.6%30.4%
201287.6%30.9%
201388.2%31.7%
201488.3%32%
201588.4%32.5%
201689.1%33.4%
201789.6%34.2%
201889.8%35%
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This graph shows educational attainment distribution in the United States from 1960 to 2018. In 2018, about 35 percent of the U.S. population who were aged 25 and above had graduated from college or another higher education institution.
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