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Educational Attainment and Salary Data Released

More than half of Asians 25 years or older held a bachelor’s degree or more (52 percent) in 2007, compared to 32 percent of non-Hispanic Whites, 19 percent of Blacks and 13 percent of Hispanics, according to new U.S. Census Bureau statistics.

The series of tables released Thursday, Educational Attainment in the United States: 2007, also showed that about 33 percent of women, 25 to 29, had at least a bachelor’s degree, compared to 26 percent of their male counterparts.

The proportion of the foreign-born population with at least a bachelor’s degree was 28 percent, compared to 29 percent of the native population. The proportion of naturalized citizens with a degree was 34 percent.

Workers with a college degree earned more than those with a high school diploma, $56,788 in 2006 to $31,071. Among those with just a high school diploma, Whites had the highest average earnings at $32,931. Asians followed with $29,426, Hispanics $27,508 and Blacks $26,268.

–Diverse staff

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