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May 8, 2009
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Throughout the week, Adele Gelb interviewed the Early College High School graduates.

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New Census Figures Show Stark Outpaces State and Nation on High School Completion

The percentage of American adults, 25 and older, who hold a bachelor's degree, or have completed a high school credential, is growing.

New figures released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau* show that 29% of the country's population held a bachelor's degree in 2008, while 87% had completed high school. This compares to 24% with a bachelor's and 83% with a high school diploma in 1998. The figures come from Educational Attainment in the United States: 2008, a data set that relies on about 100,000 families.

US, Ohio & Stark 2008 High School Diploma AttainmentThe most recent figures for Ohio** show the state at 24.1% with a bachelor's and 87.1% with a high school diploma.

While Stark remains behind the state and nation on adults with a bachelor's degree at 22.1%, the county exceeds both in high school attainment at 88.4%.

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* See: Census Bureau Releases Data Showing Relationship Between Education and Earnings at http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/education/013618.html
** From: U.S. Census Bureau 2007 American Community Survey.
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