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U.S. Bachelor's Degree Rate is Rising

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The Census Bureau annual Educational Attainment report was released last week, and depicted the percentage of bachelor degree holders in the United States is at a record level. In the United States last year, 30.4 percent of people over age 25 held at least a bachelor’s degree, and 10.9 percent held a graduate degree, which has risen from 26.2 percent and 8.7 percent 10 years earlier.

As women continue to pursue higher education, they will soon outnumber their male counterparts who hold bachelor's degrees. Figures also represented that all demographic groups have made strides, even though the gap between blacks/Hispanics and whites widened. The percentage of Non-Hispanic whites holding bachelor's degrees grew from 28.7 percent to 34 percent, whereas the black and latino demographic only experienced a three to four percent increase.

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