In 2018, nearly 9/10 (90 percent) of all adults 25 years or older reported they had completed at least high school, or obtained a GED/high school equivalency certificate. Over one in three adults (35 percent) had attained at least a bachelor’s degree. Both of these measures are all time highs.
Nearly 94 million, or 42%, of Americans ages 25 and over have a college degree of some type. White Americans make up the overwhelming majority of degree-holders. The District of Columbia has the highest percentage of college-degree holders.
In 2017, more than four in 10 adults in the U.S. ages 25 and older had attained an associate degree or higher (44.4 percent), followed by 28.8 percent whose highest level of education was completing high school, 16.3 percent who had some college but no degree, and 10.4 percent who had less than a high school education.
About 13.1 Percent Have a Master’s, Professional Degree or Doctorate. The educational level of American adults is on the rise as more college graduates go on to earn master’s, professional and doctoral degrees.
) In 2019, 40.1% of non-Hispanic whites age 25 and older had a bachelor’s degree or higher, up from 33.2% in 2010. During the same period, the percentage of blacks age 25 and older with a bachelor’s degree or higher rose from 19.8% to 26.1%; Asians from 52.4% to 58.1%; and Hispanics from 13.9% to 18.8%.
Almost 2 percent of Americans have a doctoral degree, and 1.5 percent have earned a professional degree that requires study beyond a four-year bachelor’s course.
More than 16 million people in the US — about 8 percent of the population — now have a master’s, a 43 percent increase since 2002.
A highly educated person is usually anyone with a graduate degree, anyone who finished college and completed an additional degree. An intellectual person can be someone who didn’t even go to college — it refers to someone who enjoys and seeks out knowledge for its own sake.
|Characteristic||Median income in current U.S. dollars|
|High School Graduate (includes equivalency)||47,405|
|Some College, No Degree||60,392|
1. California. California’s 23.1% of adults lacking basic prose literacy skills make California have the lowest literacy rate of 76.9%.
Asian Americans had the highest educational attainment of any race, followed by whites who had a higher percentage of high school graduates but a lower percentage of college graduates.
According to Rice University research, Nigerian Americans are the most educated group in the United States.
|Year||High school graduate or more||College graduate or more|
Less than 2% of the world’s population has a doctorate. According to the US Census Bureau, only 1.2% of the US population has a PhD. This makes having a PhD very rare.
Flint, Michigan, U.S. Benjamin Bradley Bolger (born 1975) is an American perpetual student who has earned 14 degrees and claims to be the second-most credentialed person in modern history after Michael W. Nicholson (who has 30 degrees).
This statistic shows the number of doctoral degrees earned in the United States from 1949/50 to 2018/19 with a forecast to 2029/30. In the academic year of 2018/19, about 85,769 male and 101,799 female students earned a doctoral degree in the United States.
THERE were an estimated 23,000 PhD holders in 2016, and the Higher Education Ministry aimed to increase the numbers to 60,000 by 2023, according to an NST report in 2016.
The average SAT scores and people with Bachelor’s degree is also very less. Hence, this is considered as the dumbest state in the US.
uneducated person – an ignorant person. ignoramus, know nothing. unskilled person – a person who lacks technical training. aliterate, aliterate person – a person who can read but is disinclined to derive information from literary sources. illiterate, illiterate person, nonreader – a person unable to read.
Lack of books at home and lack of stimulation as to the importance of reading; Doing badly at or dropping out of school—many have not completed high school; Difficult living conditions, including poverty; Learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, dysorthographia, etc.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean wage for 20- to 24-year-olds across all education levels in the second quarter of 2019 was $589 a week, or $30,628 a year. For 25- to 34-year-olds, it was $837 a week, or $43,524.
Overall, the average life earnings of doctorate holders are higher than other degree holders within the same industries. However, the life earning gap between master’s and Ph. … holder earns 27 percent more than that of a master’s holder.