Oct 2, 2014

U.S. high school dropout rate reaches record low, driven by improvements among Hispanics, blacks

Just 7% of the nation’s 18-to-24 year olds had dropped out of high school in 2013, continuing a steady decline in the nation’s dropout rate since 2000, when 12% of youth were dropouts.

Sep 18, 2014

The nation’s wealth recovers, but largely for those at the top

The nation’s aggregate wealth continues to show signs of recovery, but that wealth recovery has been concentrated on the wealthiest Americans. Meanwhile, the aggregate net worth for America’s economic middle is actually declining.

Aug 18, 2014

Dept. of Ed. projects public schools will be ‘majority-minority’ this fall

A steady demographic change over the years has resulted in a decline in the number of whites in classrooms.

May 16, 2014

Public school enrollment disparities exist 60 years after historic desegregation ruling

Sixty years after the historic Brown vs. Board of Education ruling, schools are more integrated but white students are significantly less likely than minorities to attend diverse schools.

May 14, 2014

5 key findings about student debt

A record 37% of young households had outstanding student loans in 2010 and a median student debt of $13,000.

Apr 24, 2014

More Hispanics, blacks enrolling in college, but lag in bachelor’s degrees

From 1996 to 2012, college enrollment among Hispanics ages 18 to 24 more than tripled (240% increase), outpacing increases among blacks (72%) and whites (12%).

Feb 28, 2014

For Millennials, a bachelor’s degree continues to pay off, but a master’s earns even more

Millennials are the nation’s most educated generation in history in terms of finishing college. But despite the stereotype that today’s recent college graduates are largely underemployed, the data show that this generation of college grads earns more than ones that came before it.

Feb 6, 2014

New census data show more Americans are tying the knot, but mostly it’s the college-educated

Marriage is back – at least, a little bit, and with some caveats.

Oct 18, 2013

Millennials still lag in forming their own households

Though the nation is officially four years into “economic recovery,” a new Pew Research Center analysis of recently released Census data suggests that most Millennials are still not setting out on their own.

Sep 26, 2013

Household wealth has yet to recover

Until the housing market and home equity levels fully recover, the typical American household still has a ways to go.