The majority of adults have less than a four-year college degree: Shares of 18- to 21-year-olds and over-21-year-olds with a given level of education, 2019
|Less than high school||High school||Some college||Bachelor’s degree||Advanced degree|
|18- to 21-year-olds||20.3%||34.0%||44.0%||1.5%||0.2%|
Notes: “High school” refers to high school diploma or equivalent. The 2019 analysis here pools the most recent 36 months of data, March 2016–February 2019.
Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey basic monthly microdata from the U.S. Census Bureau (EPI 2019)