Educational Aspirations by Race/Ethnicity
About 89% of all 2011 ACT-tested high school graduates aspired to attain at least a 2-year postsecondary degree, regardless of race/ethnicity.
About 84% of Asian graduates aspired to earn at least a bachelor's degree, with 58% aspiring to continue their formal education beyond a 4-year degree. American Indian graduates (34%) were the least likely to aspire to a graduate or professional degree; 39%40% of African American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, or White graduates aspired to a graduate or professional degree.
Note: Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding. Race/ethnicity categories changed to reflect updated US Department of Education reporting requirements.