Matt Yglesias had an indirect hit on an important piece of data this morning. In the post, he uses Census data to show that a majority of Americans attend college. What he glosses over in the process, though, is that 17 percent of Americans in 2007 reported their highest level of educational attainment as “some college, no degree.” In other words, about a fifth of adult Americans are college dropouts (represented by the red slice in the pie chart above). We have almost as many college dropouts age 25 and up as we do adults with associate’s, Master’s, professional, and doctorate degrees combined.
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