The American Community Survey collects data on educational attainment. Among Americans aged 25 years and older:
86% have a high school diploma or higher (includes equivalencies such as a GED).
57.5% of Americans 25 and older have attended college.
28.5% -or roughly 1 in 3.5- have a Bachelor’s degree or higher.
So like the majority of Americans, Jennifer, our Typical American, graduated high school. Like the plurality of Americans however, she did not attend college. If you have a college degree, you are among an elite minority in the United States in terms of educational attainment.