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Although half of all APIAs have a college degree, compared to a third of all Americans, there are tremendous disparities within the APIA community, economically and educationally. Examining the data by racial and ethnic subgroups allows us to see these disparities and address them appropriately.
College Degree Attainment
While half of all APIAs have college degrees, only 25% of Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and Southeast Asian Americans have college degrees. For some groups, degree attainment is as low at 15%.
The top 10% of APIAs earn more than ten times the bottom 10% of APIAs.
Nearly two thirds of APIA students speak a language other than English at home, and approximately 1 in 5 students speak English with difficulty.