People — Strategies

Access: Ratio of Black + Hispanic to White, Non-Hispanic 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.

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Value
KC
Rank
Top Ranked
Metro
Top Ranked
Metro Value
10th Ranked
Metro
10th
Ranked Value
Ranking
Trend
Level  2017 48.3% 25 Nashville 73.0% Columbus 64.1%  25th
(down from 21st)
2016 54.2% 21 Jacksonville 76.9% Baltimore 62.6%
Growth* Change in Percent 2016-17 -1.67% 31 Portland 2.88% Oklahoma City  0.90% 31st
(down from 13th)
Change in Percent 2015-16 0.59% 13 Oklahoma City 2.75%  Austin  0.88%

* 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, Non-Hispanic Educational Attainment (Percent Associate Degree and Higher)

 

 

 

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Level

Ratio of Black + Hispanic to White, Non-Hispanic Educational Attainment (Percent Associate Degree and Higher) - 2017


Ratio of Black + Hispanic to White, Non-Hispanic Educational Attainment (Percent Associate Degree and Higher) - 2016



Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Growth

Ratio of Black + Hispanic to White, Non-Hispanic Educational Attainment (Percent Associate Degree and Higher) - Change in Percent 2016-17


Ratio of Black + Hispanic to White, Non-Hispanic Educational Attainment (Percent Associate Degree and Higher) - Change in Percent 2015-16