Educational Aspirations by Race/Ethnicity
At least 88% of all 2009 ACT-tested high school graduates aspired to attain at least a 2-year postsecondary degree, regardless of race/ethnicity.
About 89% of Asian American/Pacific Islander graduates aspired to earn at least a bachelor’s degree, with almost 62% aspiring to continue their formal education beyond a 4-year degree. American Indian/Alaska Native graduates were the least likely to aspire to a graduate or professional degree (39%). A greater percentage of African American (45%), Hispanic (46%), and White (43%) graduates aspired to a graduate or professional degree.