Share of 5 to 17 year olds in the U.S., by parents' education level 1990-2011

This statistic shows the share of 5 to 17 year olds in the United States, by their parents' highest level of educational attainment from 1990 to 2011. In 2011, 36.9 percent of 5 to 17 year olds parents had completed a bachelor's degree or higher, as compared to just 26.3 percent in 1990.

Share of 5 to 17 year olds in the United States, by parents' education level from 1990 to 2011

Haven't completed high schoolHigh school diploma or equivalentSome collegeBachelor's degree or higher
201110.7%23.4%29%36.9%
201010.8%23.2%29.9%36.1%
200910.5%23.7%29.8%36.1%
200810.6%24%29.5%35.9%
200710.8%24.6%29.2%35.3%
200611.2%24.7%29.1%35%
200012%27.6%29.9%30.5%
199014.4%33.3%26%26.3%
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Source

Release date

May 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

1990 to 2011

Age group

5-17 years

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