Snapshot of the Educational Attainment of People Ages 25 to 64 in the United States, by Birthplace, 2012

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May 8, 2013

Educational Attainment of People Ages 25 to 64 in the United States, by Birthplace, 2012

The foreign-born population tends to be less educated than the native-born population: In 2012, 27 percent of the foreign-born population between the ages of 25 and 64 had not completed high school, compared with 7 percent of the native-born population. That difference was even larger among foreign-born people from certain regions of the world: A majority of people from Mexico and Central America, for example, had less than a high school diploma. However, foreign-born people from Asia, Canada and Europe, and Africa and Oceania are more likely than their native-born counterparts to have a bachelor’s degree or more.