Black Educational Attainment by The Numbers
Among African Americans age 25 and older, the number who had an advanced degree in 2017 (e.g., master’s, Ph.D., M.D. or J.D.). Fifteen years earlier—in 1995—only 677,000 African American had this level of education.
Number of black college students in 2017. This was a decrease from of 3.6 million from 7 years earlier (2010).
Percentage of African Americans age 25 and older who had a bachelor’s degree or more in 2017. This may be considered a substantial increase from 19.8% in 2010.
*All statistics used above are from the US Census Bureau