Educational System Performance
Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (2011); US Census, 2010 American Community Survey (1-year average; 2011); US Census, 2010 American Community Survey (5-year weighted average; 2011)
Seattle post-secondary institutions awarded a total of 18,752 degrees in 2011. From 2010 to 2011, Seattle institutions awarded approximately 12% more Associate's degrees and 4% more Doctorate degrees in 2011 than in 2010 (Ex. 4-1).
Sixty four percent of Seattle residents 25 years and older have a four year college degree or higher compared to the national average of 37% in 2011 (Ex. 4-2).
Pacific Islanders and Asians exceed the national average for educational attainment of a Bachelorís Degree or higher. Minority populations trail the citywide average for a four year college degree or higher (Ex. 4-3).
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