Postsecondary Attainment by Race and Ethnicity

There is variation in the levels of attainment by race and ethnicity in the West. White adults, who represent a majority of the region’s adult population, had an attainment rate of 50 percent in 2018 compared to the next largest population, Hispanic adults, who had an attainment rate of 20 percent.

Notes: 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, 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata (PUMS).

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Colleen Falkenstern

Senior Research Analyst, Policy Analysis and Research