People — Strategies

Access: Ratio of Black + Hispanic to White Educational Attainment (percent associate degree and higher)

More and more, access to a well-paying job requires at least a 2-year degree or a high-quality postsecondary certificate. This metric compares the combined percentage of blacks and Hispanics earning at least an associate degree to that of whites. The ratio between the two provides a measure of racial disparity in educational attainment, and so access to a quality job.

KC Value KC Rank Top Ranked
Metro
Top Ranked
Metro Value
10th Ranked
Metro
10th
Ranked Value
Ranking
Trend
Level  2015 53.4% 21  Pittsburgh 76.6% St. Louis 62.4%  21st
(down from 19th)
2014 53.3% 19 Orlando 73.2%  Cincinnati 64.0%
Growth* Change in Percent 2014-15 -1.4% 30 Charlotte 2.72% Seattle  0.74% 30th
(down from 27th)
Change in Percent 2013-14 -0.67% 27 Indianapolis 2.48%  Orlando  1.22%

* Growth is calculated based on a 3-year moving average of the original data to reduce the influence of temporary, random or one-time events.

Source: American Community Survey
Excel data: Access: Ratio of Black + Hispanic to White Educational Attainment
(percent associate degree and higher)

 

 

 

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Level

Ratio of Black + Hispanic to White Educational Attainment (percent associate degree and higher) - 2015


Ratio of Black + Hispanic to White Educational Attainment (percent associate degree and higher) - 2014



Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Growth

Ratio of Black + Hispanic to White Educational Attainment (percent associate degree and higher) - Change in Percent 2014-15


Ratio of Black + Hispanic to White Educational Attainment (percent associate degree and higher) -
Change in Percent 2013-14


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