In last 4 decades, the education rate of United States has declined to a larger extent due to large number of drop outs at school and college level.
The infographic below will give you clear idea about the current state of US education:
Every year more than 1.2 million students come out of schools in United States.
The high school dropouts are 8 times more likely to commit a crime, 90% are not eligible for new jobs and earn less money when compared to graduates.
Over 40% of children aged 17 years have less math solving skills.
The United States holds 12th place in percentage of adults having college degree and its worse than New Zealand, Canada, Israel and several other industrialized countries.
The average tuition fee associated with college that offer a two year degree course is $ 2, 713.
In United states, over 40% of adults hold a degree.
The average earning of a US adults varies with the degree that he/she has acquired, individuals with advanced degree can draw up-to $74,602 while those with bachelor's degree can earn $ 51, 206.