A record seven-in-ten Hispanic high school graduates in the class of 2012 enrolled in college that fall, two percentage points higher than the rate among white high school grads.
The demographic data shown in this interactive display the varied population sizes and characteristics of the largest Asian origin groups, based on the updated edition of our survey, "The Rise of Asian Americans."
In 2012, for the first time ever, one-third of the nation's 25 to 29-year-olds have completed at least a bachelor's degree. College completion is also now at record levels among key demographic groups.
Record shares of young adults are completing high school, going to college and finishing college. In 2012, for the first time ever, one-third of the nation’s 25- to 29-year-olds have completed at least a bachelor’s degree.
At the nation's four-year colleges and universities, Hispanics have reached a new milestone and are now the largest minority group, reaching a record 16.5% of the total college student enrollment. One-in-four public elementary school students are Hispanic.
A new tabulation of government data by the Pew Hispanic Center provides details on the ten largest groups that make up the 50.7 million Hispanics living in the U.S.
At a time when women surpass men by record numbers in college enrollment and completion, they also have a more positive view than men about the value higher education provides.
College costs are rising, student debt is mounting, and the public is skeptical about the value of a college degree, according to two new Pew Research Center surveys. Meantime, only 19% of college presidents say the U.S. system is the best in the world. But more than eight-in-ten college graduates say college was a good investment for them personally.
This statistical profile of the foreign-born population is based on Pew Hispanic Center tabulations of the Census Bureau’s 2009 American Community Survey.
In a reversal of long-standing marital patterns, college-educated young adults are now slightly more likely than young adults lacking a bachelor's degree to have married by the age of 30.