Collaboratory: Education Attainment

Highest education attained by persons ages 26-64 by hearing level.

Source: 2011 American Community Survey public use data sample. Data analysis conducted using DataFerrett.

Comments: As a group, persons who are D/HH are less educated than their hearing peers. More than 50 percent of D/HH persons have attained only a high school or less than high school education compared to only 40 percent for hearing persons. Twenty-four percent of those who are D/HH are college graduates compared with 39 percent for the hearing population.