U.S. Census Bureau Data
Educational Attainment by Sex: Year 2000
Geographic Area: United States

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P37 and PCT25.

 

Male

Female

Subject

Both sexes

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT (highest level)

Population 18 to 24 years

27,067,510

13,831,586

13,235,924

Less than high school graduate

6,834,627

3,950,530

2,884,097

High school graduate (incl. equivalency)

7,737,771

4,180,581

3,557,190

Some college or associate degree

10,380,591

4,821,009

5,559,582

Bachelor's degree or higher

2,114,521

879,466

1,235,055

Population 25 years and over

182,211,639

87,077,686

95,133,953

Less than 5th grade

4,007,472

1,966,059

2,041,413

5th to 8th grade

9,748,005

4,709,276

5,038,729

9th to 12th grade, no diploma

21,960,148

10,655,123

11,305,025

High school graduate (incl. equivalency)

52,168,981

24,031,288

28,137,693

Some college credit, less than 1 year

12,884,843

5,650,895

7,233,948

1 or more years of college, no degree

25,466,752

12,281,914

13,184,838

Associate degree

11,512,833

5,058,006

6,454,827

Bachelor's degree

28,317,792

14,029,287

14,288,505

Master's degree

10,770,947

5,248,166

5,522,781

Professional degree

3,619,535

2,245,107

1,374,428

Doctorate degree

1,754,331

1,202,565

551,766

Percent of population 25 years and over

100

100

100

Less than 5th grade

2.2

2.3

2.1

5th to 8th grade

5.3

5.4

5.3

9th to 12th grade, no diploma

12.1

12.2

11.9

High school graduate (incl. equivalency)

28.6

27.6

29.6

Some college credit, less than 1 year

7.1

6.5

7.6

1 or more years of college, no degree

14

14.1

13.9

Associate degree

6.3

5.8

6.8

Bachelor's degree

15.5

16.1

15

Master's degree

5.9

6

5.8

Professional degree

2

2.6

1.4

Doctorate degree

1

1.4

0.6

Percent high school graduate or higher

80.4

80.1

80.7

Percent bachelor's degree or higher

24.4

26.1

22.8

PERCENT OF AGE GROUP

High school graduate or higher

25 to 34 years

83.9

81.9

85.9

35 to 44 years

85

83.4

86.6

45 to 64 years

83.2

82.9

83.4

65 years and over

65.5

66.4

64.9

Bachelor's degree or higher

25 to 34 years

27.5

25.7

29.4

35 to 44 years

25.9

25.8

26

45 to 64 years

26.4

29.3

23.7

65 years and over

15.4

20.5

11.8