Postsecondary Attainment by Race and Ethnicity

There is variation in the levels of attainment by race and ethnicity in the West. White adults, which represent a majority of the region’s adult population, had an attainment rate of 50 percent in 2017 compared to the next largest population, Hispanic adults, which had an attainment rate of 19 percent.

Note: Attainment levels are for adults ages 25-64. Data not available for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or Guam.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata (PUMS).

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Colleen Falkenstern

Research Analyst, Policy Analysis and Research