Highest year of school completed
Variable: educ
Module:
Core
Subject:
Education
Survey Questions
Questions associated with this variable:

ASK ALL PARTS OF QUESTION ABOUT RESPONDENT BEFORE GOING ON TO ASK ABOUT R'S FATHER; AND THEN R'S MOTHER; THEN R'S SPOUSE, IF R IS CURRENTLY MARRIED.
A. What is the highest grade in elementary school or high school that (you/your father/ your mother/your [husband/wife]) finished and got credit for? CODE EXACT GRADE.
B. IF FINISHED 9th-12th GRADE OR DK*: Did (you/he/she) ever get a high school diploma or a GED certificate? [SEE D BELOW.] [See REMARKS]
C. Did (you/he/she) complete one or more years of college for credit--not including schooling such as business college, technical or vocational school? IF YES: How many years did (you/he/she) complete?
Do you (Does [he/she]) have any college degrees? (IF YES: What degree or degrees?) CODE HIGHEST DEGREE EARNED.

Year Availability
Available in 31 of 31 years total. Hover over a year to see ballot information.
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Summary by Year
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1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1980 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1993 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016
14 7 6 7 4 4 6 1 7 5 3 3 6 9 1 3 4 2 3 4 4 2 1 5 4 22 6 5 3 8 2
4 4 1 2 0 0 4 1 2 1 3 2 0 2 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 4 0 1 2 1 3
13 7 1 3 4 1 1 6 5 4 4 6 2 4 1 0 5 0 4 3 0 5 3 15 7 28 2 5 3 3 3
19 14 9 8 15 11 8 7 15 10 9 9 9 16 6 4 1 5 0 6 8 10 6 2 3 13 5 4 6 6 3
19 18 13 7 19 20 20 13 8 12 11 8 8 10 12 9 9 5 7 12 6 9 6 6 2 11 10 9 10 3 2
30 21 17 25 19 24 13 18 21 12 11 9 13 19 12 9 5 6 7 15 13 8 9 8 4 23 5 6 4 9 4
38 30 30 28 24 37 19 27 48 18 19 19 24 30 23 12 19 12 20 19 14 23 22 25 17 69 29 30 27 25 31
48 42 45 42 46 48 39 38 51 34 26 27 23 32 27 21 14 25 27 29 23 21 20 14 17 32 14 12 8 8 18
142 135 132 124 128 120 126 101 119 90 77 86 78 97 75 82 58 68 61 109 80 82 95 66 54 85 35 45 48 43 48
79 67 62 65 69 72 63 79 87 62 58 63 53 78 58 51 52 56 47 85 69 75 69 60 59 127 53 55 47 53 59
116 97 107 101 110 106 96 91 106 73 99 86 90 94 71 70 53 73 58 102 121 113 106 88 72 152 59 66 59 90 90
119 108 90 126 93 114 90 83 140 127 91 100 113 98 104 95 81 85 86 168 155 138 153 137 156 215 122 108 101 134 118
507 485 491 499 510 507 541 503 620 547 491 511 488 588 455 489 436 461 477 929 849 851 823 818 734 1204 581 558 540 689 824
92 92 104 115 94 90 105 97 142 97 108 123 103 149 124 125 106 130 154 277 296 270 290 265 265 422 158 186 163 193 242
124 126 109 101 103 103 120 109 159 155 121 133 127 182 158 184 167 175 177 321 339 350 374 374 403 628 258 229 261 318 359
53 43 43 34 36 44 55 48 66 58 74 74 50 66 66 76 62 73 75 146 153 146 127 157 174 212 94 109 99 133 137
119 130 128 132 134 128 119 134 146 179 149 141 163 182 164 152 163 194 224 433 392 412 393 377 450 687 322 334 307 452 485
26 30 39 24 31 32 34 37 33 39 40 46 41 62 32 40 44 43 50 97 120 86 90 93 106 167 51 71 80 78 108
22 13 28 23 23 33 34 38 36 40 31 44 36 48 42 61 49 45 73 119 125 109 114 128 138 208 124 101 92 139 149
12 17 9 9 17 11 17 14 25 16 20 12 17 16 18 18 13 22 25 46 42 41 39 43 51 78 38 33 41 52 63
12 13 17 12 14 15 16 18 16 18 25 32 25 27 28 27 28 30 27 64 86 69 68 70 93 112 52 72 71 100 110
0 0 0 1 2 7 3 4 4 2 0 0 0 4 3 2 2 0 4 3 8 8 0 5 0 2 3 1 1 1 1
5 5 3 2 4 3 3 1 4 0 3 0 1 6 0 5 0 7 0 4 1 4 9 7 2 9 2 4 1 0 8
Summary Statistics
Valid cases 62292
Missing cases 174