Young adults with a college degree are disproportionately women, white, or Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI): Shares by gender and by race/ethnicity of the overall 21-to-24-year-old population and of 21- to 24-year-olds with bachelor's degrees, 2019

Men Women White Black  Hispanic  AAPI Other 
All 21- to 24-year-olds 50.0% 50.0%
21- to 24-year-olds with B.A. 42.6% 57.4%
All 21- to 24-year-olds 54.3% 15.1% 21.8% 7.3% 1.4%
21- to 24-year-olds with B.A. 66.0% 10.0% 10.9% 12.5% 0.6%

Notes: The 2019 analysis here pools the most recent 36 months of data, April 2016–March 2019. Data sample includes only those college graduates ages 21–24 who have not attained an advanced degree.

Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey basic monthly microdata from the U.S. Census Bureau (EPI 2019a)

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