Share of U.S. undergraduates in 2007/08, by degree goal and parent's education

Distribution of undergraduate students in the U.S. in 2007/08, by degree aspiration and parent's educational attainment

Share of U.S. undergraduates in 2007/08, by degree goal and parent's education This graph shows a distribution of undergraduate students in the United States in 2007/08, by their credential goal and also the highest level of educational attainment of their parents. In 2007/08, 50.1 percent of undergraduates whose parents had completed an advanced degree, where aiming to complete a bachelor's degree.
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Distribution of undergraduate students in the U.S. in 2007/08, by degree aspiration and parent's educational attainment

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Parent's education levelAiming to complete a certificateAiming to complete an associate's degreeAiming to complete a bachelor's degree
High school diploma or less10.9%8.5%3.9%
Some college/vocational37.3%32.3%21.1%
Bachelor's degree26.8%29.5%25%
Advanced degree25%29.7%50.1%
Parent's education levelAiming to complete a certificateAiming to complete an associate's degreeAiming to complete a bachelor's degree
High school diploma or less10.9%8.5%3.9%
Some college/vocational37.3%32.3%21.1%
Bachelor's degree26.8%29.5%25%
Advanced degree25%29.7%50.1%
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This graph shows a distribution of undergraduate students in the United States in 2007/08, by their credential goal and also the highest level of educational attainment of their parents. In 2007/08, 50.1 percent of undergraduates whose parents had completed an advanced degree, where aiming to complete a bachelor's degree.
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Release date
December 2010
Region
United States
Survey time period
2009
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