America is dealing with its most educated population in history, according to recent Census Bureau data. According to the figures, 30 percent of adults age 25 and older have at least a bachelor's degree under their belts -- that's 61 million people -- an all-time high in the U.S.
Who has the bachelor's degrees though, varies greatly when the numbers are more closely examined. There are multiple gaps among ethnic groups and gengers. 50 percent of Asian Americans 25 and older have at least a bachelor's degree. Caucasians have the next highest level with 34 percent obtaining a bachelor's degree or higher. 20 percent of African Americans and 14 percent of Hispanic adults have a bachelor's degree/
Of the adults who have graduated from college, 30 million were men and 31 million were women. 37 percent more women graduated from college over the last decade and they just recently outpaced men in obtaining bachelor's degrees.
Unsurprisingly, adults with a bachelor's degree are less likely to be unemployed than those with less education, according to the data.
The chosen field for degree holders is rapidly becoming science or engineering. More than one-third of the nation's college educated adults held their degree in STEM. Most of those people live on either the East or West coasts.