Four-in-ten immigrants arriving in the U.S. in the past five years had completed at least a bachelor’s degree. In 1970, only 20% of newly arrived immigrants were similarly educated.
This type of chart is growing more popular, but just half of those with a high school education or less correctly interpreted one in our science quiz.
Attention, parents of third graders: If demographic patterns hold, your children could be in the largest U.S. college freshman class ever.
Young people there were less likely than those ages 50 and older to say children today will be better off financially than their parents.
If Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wins the Republican presidential nomination next year, he'll be the first major-party nominee without a college degree since Barry Goldwater in 1964.
More Hispanics are already enrolled in college than ever before and, among those who are, nearly half (46%) attend a public two-year school, the highest share of any race or ethnicity.
More than half (54%) of mothers near the end of their childbearing years with at least a master’s degree had their first child after their 20s. In fact, one-fifth didn’t become mothers until they were at least 35. Some 28% became moms in their late 20s, and 18% had children earlier in their lives.
Facts and figures about college graduates.
Recent presidents and presidential candidates have tended to have elite college educations -- a fact that doesn't appear to bother many Americans.
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%).