Bloomberg by the Numbers: 40.6 Million

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Graduates wearing mortarboards attend Syracuse University’s commencement ceremony.

That’s the number of Americans age 25 and older in 2012 whose highest level of education was a bachelor’s degree, according to the Census Bureau.

That’s about one-fifth of the civilian non-institutionalized population of 204.6 million, Census data show.

Women outnumbered men by 21.1 million to 19.4 million among people whose highest level of education was a bachelor’s degree. There were also more women than men with master’s degrees last year. There were more men than women holding doctoral and professional degrees.

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