Percentage of U.S. population who have completed high school or more 1960-2018

This graph shows the educational attainment of the U.S. population from 1960 to 2018, by gender. In 2018, around 90.2 percent of women had graduated high school or had obtained a higher educational degree in the United States.

Percentage of the population in the United States who have completed high school or more from 1960 to 2018, by gender

YearMaleFemale
196039.5%42.5%
196548%49.9%
197051.9%52.8%
197563.1%62.1%
198067.3%65.8%
198574.4%73.5%
199077.7%77.5%
199178.5%78.3%
1992 79.7%79.2%
1993 80.5%80%
1994 81%80.7%
1995 81.7%81.6%
1996 81.9%81.6%
1997 82%82.2%
1998 82.8%82.9%
1999 83.4%83.4%
2000 84.2%84%
200184.1%84.2%
200283.8%84.4%
200384.1%85%
200484.8%85.4%
200584.9%85.5%
200685%85.9%
200785%86.4%
200885.9%87.2%
200986.2%87.1%
201086.6%87.6%
201187.1%88%
201287.3%88%
201387.6%88.6%
201487.7%88.9%
201588%88.8%
201688.5%89.6%
201789.1%90%
201889.4%90.2%
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Release date

February 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1960 to 2018

Age group

25 years and older

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