Between 1971 and 2009, the educational attainment of 25- to 29-year-olds increased. In 2009, for example, 89 percent of 25- to 29-year-olds had received at least a high school diploma or equivalency certificate, an 11 percentage point increase from 1971. Although the high school completion rate increased 8 percentage points during the 1970s, it has remained between 85 and 89 percent since the late 1970s.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics
Filed under: Education News on October 19th, 2010