U.S. capital punishment - prisoners on death row by education 2016

Share of prisoners under sentence of death in the U.S. in 2016, by educational attainment

U.S. capital punishment - prisoners on death row by education 2016 This statistic shows the share of prisoners under sentence of death in the United States in 2016, by educational attainment. As of 2016, around nine percent of all prisoners on death row had at least some college education.
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Share of prisoners under sentence of death in the U.S. in 2016, by educational attainment

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Share of prisoners
8th grade or less12.2%
9th-11th grade34.9%
High school graduate/GED43.8%
Any college9%
Share of prisoners
8th grade or less12.2%
9th-11th grade34.9%
High school graduate/GED43.8%
Any college9%
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This statistic shows the share of prisoners under sentence of death in the United States in 2016, by educational attainment. As of 2016, around nine percent of all prisoners on death row had at least some college education.
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Release date
April 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2016
Supplementary notes
The data includes all inmates on death row up to December 31, 2016.
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