Racial/Ethnic and Gender Differences Gain Importance as Factors in Education Progress
Fact Book Bulletin

Publication March 20062 pages(06E05)

The fastest-growing racial/ethnic groups in the nation and the SREB region — Hispanics and African-Americans — have below-average education attainment rates. If these gaps are not eliminated, continued increases in overall education progress will be impeded — an unprecedented stall in the historical rise of America’s education level. This Bulletin takes a closer look at racial/ethnic and gender differences in bachelor’s degree attainment from 1970 to 2000.