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2010. California Profile of Adult Learning. Adults (Age 18 to 64) In Need of Adult Education and Training, 2010. No College Education, Earning Less than a Living Wage. California By the Numbers

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California profile of adult learning

2010

California Profile of Adult Learning

Adults (Age 18 to 64) In Need of Adult Education and Training, 2010

No College Education, Earning Less than a Living Wage

  • California By the Numbers

  • 4,625,557 adults have no college education, are working but living in families with a combined income less than a living wage (twice the level of poverty).

  • 4,181,133 working-age adults have not completed high school (or equivalent).

  • 2,542,829 adults have no college education and speak English poorly or not at all.

  • 1,342,655 adults have not completed high school, speak English poorly or not at all, and are struggling to earn a living wage.

  • Therefore, 6,443,476 have at least one of the basic challenges the state must address – 27.1% of all working-age adults in California.

No High School Diploma

4,625,557

4,181,133

1,257,531

983,118

1,659,998

1,342,655

597,829

Total: 6,443,476(27.1% of adults)

365,373

2,542,829

236,972

ESL – No College Education, Speaks Little or No English

California’s Adult Population Compared to the U.S. and Top States

Gaps Between Whites and Minorities* (25 to 44 Year Olds)

Adults with No High School Diploma (%)

Age 18-24

High School Attainment (Percent)

California 2000

California 2000

California 2010

California 2010

United States

United States

Top 5 States

Top 5 States

Age 25-64

College Attainment (Percent)

California 2000

California 2000

California 2010

California 2010

United States

United States

Top 5 States

Top 5 States

Speak English Poorly or Not at All – Age 18 to 64 (%)

* Minorities include Hispanic, African-American, and Native American

California 2000

California 2010

  • California lags behind the nation and many states in the percentage of adults with no high school diploma but the percentages have decreased since 2000.

  • Almost 20% of California adults are earning less than a living wage with a high school diploma or less.

  • The educational gaps between whites and minorities for high school attainment has decreased substantially since 2000.

  • However, the educational gaps between whites and minorities for college attainment has increased slightly since 2000.

United States

Top 5 States

High School Diploma or Less in Families not Earning a Living Wage – Age 18 to 64 (%)

California 2000

California 2010

United States

Top 5 States


California profile of adult learning

Prepared by the National Center forHigher Education Management Systems

With Support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

2010

California Profile of Adult Learning

Reaching the Target Population

Enrollment per 1,000 Adults Age 18-64:

College Participation of Adults Age 25-49 as a Percent of Population Age 25-49 with Only a High School Diploma

In State-Administered ABE Programs with Less than a High School Diploma

California 2001

California 2000

California 2009

California 2010

United States

United States

Top 5 States

Top 5 States

In English as a Second Language (ESL) with Little or No English Proficiency

  • Adult enrollment in educational programs – including state-administered ABE and ESL programs – is greater than the U.S. average.

  • GEDs awarded in California per 1,000 adults is well below the national average although it has increased since 2000.

  • While the overall college participation rate of adults ages 25-49 is greater than the U.S. average and still among the best in the country, it has decreased since 2001.

California 2000

California 2010

United States

Top 5 States

GEDs Awarded per 1,000 Adults with Less than a High School Diploma (Age 18 to 24)

California 2000

California 2010

United States

Top 5 States

The Benefits of More Education

Workforce Participation (%)

Education

Median Annual Earnings (Age 18 to 64)

Less than High School

  • Adults with higher levels of education are more likely to participate in the workforce than adults with less than a college degree.

  • Additionally, those with a college degree earn substantially more money annually compared to those with less than a college degree.

High School

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelor’s Degree

Graduate/Prof. Degree

Sources:

U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey – Public Use Microdata Files, 2000, 2010

Office of Vocational and Adult Education

NCES, IPEDS Fall 2000 and 2010 Enrollment Files

General Education Development (GED) Testing Service, 2001, 2010


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