Men’s educational attainment is highly stratified by race and ethnicity, with American Indian and Alaska Native, Hispanic, and Black men most likely to be “working class”: Share of men age 25 and older with given level of educational attainment, by race and ethnicity, 2019

Less than high school High school Some college College Advanced degree
White 7.2% 27.6% 28.7% 22.6% 13.9%
Black 14.1% 35.6% 30.6% 12.9% 6.8%
Hispanic 30.6% 29.9% 23.5% 10.9% 5.1%
AAPI 10.7% 14.6% 18.3% 29.4% 27.0%
AIAN 19.6% 34.2% 31.7% 9.4% 5.1%

Notes: AAPI refers to Asian American and Pacific Islander, AIAN refers to American Indian and Alaskan Native. All race categories are single race and do not distinguish Hispanic ethnicity from non-Hispanic ethnicity, except for white, which is exclusive of Hispanic ethnicity (i.e., non-Hispanic white alone, Black alone, AAPI alone, and AIAN alone). Hispanic can be of any race. 

Sources: Economic Policy Institute analysis of U.S. Census Bureau 2019 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates Detailed Tables B15002H, B15002B, B15002I, B15002D, B15002E, and B15002C.  

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