The U.S. Census has just released its latest assessment of human capital and educational attainment (h/t: Kevin Stolarick). It’s the first assessment to use information from both the Current Population Survey and the American Community Survey which enables analysis of historical trends and state-by-state comparisons. Lots and lots of interesting nuggets:
- 27 percent of U.S. adults have a bachelor’s degree or above.
- Those with a bachelor’s degree on average earned about $20,000 more a year ($46,805) than workers with a high school diploma ($26,894).
- A slighly larger percentage of foreign-born residents (11 percent) had advanced degrees (that is a master’s degree or above) then those born in America (10 percent).