Black Women

Black Women Make Gains in Education

In 2018 about 59% of Black women 25 and older attended college up from 57% in 2013. About 35% have completed at least an associates degree which is up from 31% in 2013. Comparatively 63% of ‘all women’ attended college in 2018 of which 42% completed a degree (see chart below).

Black women have been more successful than Black men in closing the education gap when it comes to college degrees. About 24% of Black women have a bachelors degree or higher compared to 33% of ‘all women’ (for Black men it’s 19% to 32% for all men). The number of Black women who finished high school but did not pursue higher education is slightly higher than it is for ‘all women’, 29% compared to 26% respectively.

(note that numbers may not add up to 100% because of rounding)

The percent of Black women who have an associates degree (10%) is about equal to that of ‘all women’ (9%) in America. Only 13% of Black women over 25 did not complete high school which is only slightly higher than ‘all women’ at 11 percent.

Find out more about African American Education

Find out more about Black women


Recent Posts

In 2021 Overwhelming Majority of Black Men and Women still had Black Spouses

According to the US Census Current Population Survey the percentage of Black men and Black…

7 days ago

Be a Supporting Fan

Become a Supporting Fan Today and receive a FREE copy of the African American Population…

3 months ago

Top 20 College Degrees Held By Black Millennials

The top field of degree for African Americans age 25 to 40 was Business Management…

3 months ago

Top 25 Earning College Degrees for Black Millennials

Chemical Engineering was the top earning degree for African Americans age 25 to 40 with…

3 months ago

Single Black GenX Women Outnumber Black Men by 600,000+

Our second installment of data regarding the Black single landscape looks at Generation X availability…

7 months ago

Single Black Millennials : Yes! Women are More Educated, but there are just as many Single Black Men Making $50K and Higher

Click Chart Below to Zoom Here at we have recently and frequently been asked…

7 months ago

This website uses cookies.