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America's Young Adults: Special Issue 2014 - The overall college enrollment rate for 18- to 24-year-olds increased from 26 percent in 1980 to 41 percent in 2012, according to an annual report which this year focuses on young adults. Among Hispanics in that age group, college enrollment during this time increased from 22 to 37 percent, the largest increase among all racial and ethnic groups. However, the mean cumulative debt per fourth-year student in 2011-12 was $25,400, up from $14,700 in 1989-90, adjusted for inflation. (Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, July 2014)...

Mother's Education and Children's Outcomes: How Dual-Generation Programs Offer Increased Opportunities for America's Families - Early childhood programs are one thing and education for adults another, but rarely do the two go hand-in-hand. Disparities between children whose mothers had not graduated from high school and those whose mothers had a college degree are enormous, researchers found, and results from dual-generation programs are impressive. One is CareerAdvance in Tulsa where Early Head Start/Head Start children's parents are linked to career pathways. A nursing track starts with a Certified Nurse Assistant certificate and winds up with a Registered Nursing degree. (Donald J. Hernandez and Jeffrey S. Napierala, Foundation for Child Development, July 2014)...

Educational Attainment by Demographic Criteria - These charts provide data on levels of educational attainment and mean earnings by demographics including race, Hispanic origin, and sex, as well as by state. (U.S. Census Bureau)...

Educational Attainment: Fast Facts - These tables and figures highlight trends in the educational attainment level of the United States population since 1975. Comparative characteristics include age, sex, race/ethnicity, and state. (NCES, 2011)...

OECD Family Database -- CO3.1: Educational Attainment by Gender and Average Years Spent in Formal Education - This report presents international comparisons of educational attainment by gender and average years spent in formal education. This database brings together information from various national and international databases, both within the OECD and external organizations. (OECD, 2011)...

The State of Metropolitan America: Chapter VI Educational Attainment - In this report, the authors examine national trends in educational attainment. Findings indicate that Americans are growing more educated, but progress appears to be slowing among younger adults; smart metropolitan areas are getting smarter, faster; in every large metro area, educational attainment for whites exceeds that for both blacks and Latinos; residents of older suburbs are more highly educated than other metropolitan residents; and throughout the country, more young people are going to college or graduate school. (Brookings Institution, 2010)...

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