Degree Completion Rates

Statewide Takeaways

Only a quarter (25%) of men of color held a bachelor’s degree or higher in California in 2019. White men, by comparison, are almost twice as likely (44%) to have a college education or higher.


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The highest-degree completed is calculated as educational attainment for men ages 25 to 64. High school degree-attainment also includes high school equivalency and GED certificates. “Some college only” shows the percentage of people who enrolled in college courses but did not obtain a 2-year or 4-year degree. “Associates degree” includes other two-year degrees. “Bachelor’s degree or more” includes 4-year degrees, masters, doctorates, and other post-secondary degrees.   

Percentages are rounded to the nearest whole number. Totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. Latinos include people of any race. Only a partial list of California counties are included in this indicator due to data constraints. Data for some groups or counties may be missing due to data constraints.

Data was provided by the National Equity Atlas. For more details, see the National Equity Atlas’ methodology notes.

Please see here for additional notes on the BMoC Dashboard and its methodology.