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Older American education levels

Among the 90-and-older population, about one-third (33.7 percent) stopped after high school graduation. Nearly 28 percent continued their education beyond high school, about half of whom completed a bachelor’s degree or higher.

He W, Muenchrath N. 90+ in the United States: 2006-2008. Washington, DC: US Census Bureau; 2011. https://www.census.gov/library/publications/2011/acs/acs-17.html

Reference

Title
90+ in the United States: 2006-2008
Publisher
US Census Bureau
Publication Date
2011
Authors
He W, Muenchrath N
URL
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  • Today's Older Population

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