Monday, February 27, 2012

New Census Data Show Minority Gains in Bachelor's Degree Attainment

The Chronicle of Higher Education
February 23, 2012
By Emma Roller


New data from the U.S. Census Bureau give a more detailed look at the 61 million Americans over the age of 25 who hold a bachelor's degree or higher, and show strong gains in degree attainment among minority groups over the past decade.

From 2001 to 2011, the number of Hispanics 25 and over with a bachelor's degree or higher rose by 80 percent, the figures show. Among blacks, the increase was 47 percent, and among non-Hispanic whites, it was 24 percent.

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