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Postsecondary Attainment by Race and Ethnicity

The share of adults with an associate or higher degree varies widely by race and ethnicity in the West. White adults, who represent a majority of the region’s adult population, had an attainment rate of 51% in 2019 compared to the next largest population, Hispanic adults, who had an attainment rate of 21%.

Notes: Attainment levels are for adults ages 25-64. Data not available for the U.S Pacific Territories and Freely Associated States.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata (PUMS).

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Colleen Falkenstern

Senior Research Analyst, Policy Analysis and Research


303.541.0313

cfalkenstern@wiche.edu