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Educational Attainment

July 01, 2001

About 16% of recent immigrants ages 25-34 in the U.S. labor force had a master's degree or higher in 2000, while 7% of U.S. born workers in that age group had such a degree.

Percentage of U.S. labor force ages 25-34:

U.S.-born

Less than high school: 7%

Recent immigrants

Less than high school: 26%

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U.S.-born

High school graduate with no college: 31%

Recent immigrants

High school graduate with no college: 23%

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U.S.-born

Less than bachelor's degree: 31%

Recent immigrants

Less than bachelor's degree: 13%

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U.S.-born

Bachelor's degree: 25%

Recent immigrants

Bachelor's degree: 22%

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U.S.-born

More than bachelor's degree: 7%

Recent immigrants

More than bachelor's degree: 16%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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