Educational Attainment studies the educational attainment levels of the entire population and highlights young adult outcomes.
Scores are an average of this topic’s indicator scores within each county.
St. Louis City
St. Louis County
St. Charles County
St. Clair County
|Indicator||St. Louis City Equity Score||St. Louis County Equity Score||St. Charles County Equity Score||St. Clair County Equity Score|
|High School Graduate Population||78||88||91||84|
|High School Graduation Rate||100||84||92||NS|
|Bachelor's Degree Population||34||39||67||46|
|College Enrollment Rate||68||79||57||68|
|College Graduation Rate||39||39||39||39|
|Some College, No Degree Population||65||51||100||79|
|Graduate Degree Population||28||38||58||51|
For indicators with a score of NS, there is no data readily available.
How does this affect educational attainment?
Black residents are less likely than white residents to attain all levels of education.
There are disparities in educational attainment at the high school, college, and graduate school levels.
Black students enroll in local colleges but are far less likely to graduate.
While nearly three-fourths of white students at the same colleges graduate within six years, less than one-third of black college students graduate in a timely manner or at all. Although there are racial disparities in the rate at which young adults enroll in college, there is not racial disparity for mature students or the adult population overall.
Black residents are more likely to live in “credential limbo.”
Over a quarter of black St. Louisans have some college