Monday, November 18, 2013

Educational Attainment by Ethnicity and Gender, 1973 to 2012

The College Board's Education Pays series has some interesting data in in, but much of it is in Excel spreadsheets formatted for printing.  You need to do a little work to extract the specific insight you want.

My last post had to do with "Who's Going to College," by income group.  It's probably no surprise to anyone that students from high-income families go to college at greater rates than those from low-income families.

This data shows actual attainment: Who graduated high school; who attended at least some college, and who has at least a bachelor's degree, by gender and ethnicity.  Interesting patterns, of course, but in some sense, given the distribution of wealth in America, they tell the same story.