What Percentage of the Population Has Master's Degrees?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 27, 2020 7:03:12 AM ET
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of 2012, 8.05 percent of the population in the United States ages 25 and older has a master's degree. Another 3.07 percent has gone one step further and has a doctoral or professional degree.

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of 2012, 87.65 percent of the population in the United States had at least a high school degree. However, a mere 30.94 percent of the U.S. population, had a bachelor's degree, although 57.28 percent of the population had at least some college work beyond high school, and 40.58 percent had at least an associate degree.