Percentage of the population in the United States who have completed high school or more from 1960 to 2016, by gender

Percentage of U.S. population who have completed high school or more 1960-2016 This graph shows the educational attainment of the U.S. population from 1960 to 2016, by sex. In 2016, around 88.5 percent of women had graduated high school or had obtained a higher educational degree in the United States.
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YearMaleFemale
201688.5%89.6%
201588%88.8%
201487.7%88.9%
201387.6%88.6%
201287.3%88%
201187.1%88%
201086.6%87.6%
200986.2%87.1%
200885.9%87.2%
200785%86.4%
200685%85.9%
200584.9%85.5%
200484.8%85.4%
200384.1%85%
200283.8%84.4%
200184.1%84.2%
2000 84.2%84%
1999 83.4%83.4%
1998 82.8%82.9%
1997 82%82.2%
1996 81.9%81.6%
1995 81.7%81.6%
1994 81%80.7%
1993 80.5%80%
1992 79.7%79.2%
199178.5%78.3%
199077.7%77.5%
198574.4%73.5%
198067.3%65.8%
197563.1%62.1%
197051.9%52.8%
196548%49.9%
196039.5%42.5%
YearMaleFemale
201688.5%89.6%
201588%88.8%
201487.7%88.9%
201387.6%88.6%
201287.3%88%
201187.1%88%
201086.6%87.6%
200986.2%87.1%
200885.9%87.2%
200785%86.4%
200685%85.9%
200584.9%85.5%
200484.8%85.4%
200384.1%85%
200283.8%84.4%
200184.1%84.2%
2000 84.2%84%
1999 83.4%83.4%
1998 82.8%82.9%
1997 82%82.2%
1996 81.9%81.6%
1995 81.7%81.6%
1994 81%80.7%
1993 80.5%80%
1992 79.7%79.2%
199178.5%78.3%
199077.7%77.5%
198574.4%73.5%
198067.3%65.8%
197563.1%62.1%
197051.9%52.8%
196548%49.9%
196039.5%42.5%

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This graph shows the educational attainment of the U.S. population from 1960 to 2016, by sex. In 2016, around 88.5 percent of women had graduated high school or had obtained a higher educational degree in the United States.
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Release date
March 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
1960 to 2016
Age group
25 years and older

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