Mature Market Experts Stat of The Day: Education

Comments about how educated the mature market is in the U.S. are often misleading:

About 30 percent of Americans aged 55 to 59 hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. And this rate drops as the population ages. Among those aged 60 to 69, 25 percent hold at least a bachelor’s degree, compared with only 18 percent of adults aged 70 and older. Similarly, percentages of seniors with associate degrees decline with age—from 9 percent of those aged 55 to 59, to 7 percent for those aged 60 to 69, and 5 percent for those aged 70 and older.

 

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2006a., American Council on Education

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