Condition of Education 2015

Posted by U.S. Department of Education on June 8, 2015

Condition of Education Spotlights Difference in Attainment by Socioeconomic Class

Last week the Department of Education released its annual report, The Condition of Education, on education across all ages and levels. This year included a special highlight section on postsecondary attainment rates based on socioeconomic class. According to the report, 14% of students with low SES earned a bachelor’s degree within 8 years of graduation from high school, in comparison to 29% of middle SES students and 60% of upper SES students. The report also includes updated statistics that continue to confirm what we already know: the median earnings from 25- to 34-year-olds are higher for those with higher levels of education and the unemployment rate is generally lower for individuals with additional education.

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