Educational attainment refers to the highest level of education that an individual has completed. This is distinct from the level of schooling that an individual is attending.
Educational Attainment in the United States: 2020
Annual tables on educational attainment from the Current Population Survey’s Annual Social and Economic supplement (ASEC).
CPS Historical Time Series Tables
These Education Attainment tables are from 1940 through 2020.
Current Population Survey Detailed Tables for Poverty
The Current Population Survey is a joint effort between the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau.
Bachelor's Degree Attainment in the United States: 2005 to 2019
This brief uses three non-overlapping ACS 5-year estimates to examine bachelor’s degree attainment for the nation, counties and by race and Hispanic Origin.
Postsecondary Enrollment Before, During, and Since the Great Recession
This report provides an overview of postsecondary enrollment during the years preceding and following the recession period of 2007 to 2009, as recorded by CPS.
Educational Attainment in the United States: 2015
This report examines educational attainment by demographic and social characteristics based on data collected from the Current Population Survey.
High School Equivalents and Disability Status: The Role of Context
This paper examines county-level variation in the relationship between GEDs and disability. (SEHSD Working Paper 2018-05)
Capturing more than poverty: Free & reduced-price lunches and income
This paper investigates whether free and reduced-price lunch designations capture students’ household income and educational disadvantage.
2016 American Community Survey Content Test: Race and Hispanic Origin
Results from the 2016 ACS Content Test of the questions about Race and Hispanic origin.
American Education Week: November 15-19, 2021
In the U.S., per student (public pre-K through 12th grade) spending was $13,187 in FY2019, a 5.0% increase from 2018, and enrollment was 48.0 million.
Veterans Day 2021: Nov. 11
Veterans Day originated as "Armistice Day" on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary marking the end of World War I.
National STEM Day: November 8, 2021
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated the total civilian population age 16+ employed in STEM occupations at 10.8M. Women are 26.7% and earn 84.1% of men.