The Good and Bad News in College Attainment Trends
Ben Miller, Center for American Progress
Completing college is one of the best paths to lifelong economic success in this country. The good news: Millions more Americans have achieved this milestone over the last decade and Latino young adults are making impressive strides to close the gap with their white peers.
Despite these improvements, America still ranks 10th in the world in the share of young adults who have finished college. Equity gaps are a major reason for this result, says the Center for American Progress.