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The majority (86.0%) of officers have a Bachelor’s or higher degree. Few (4.6%) enlisted members have a Bachelor’s or higher degree, while most (94.0%) have a high school diploma and/or some college experience.
In the past nineteen years, the percentage of Active Duty members who have a Bachelor’s and/or an advanced degree has decreased for officers (from 89.6% in 1990, to 86.0% in 2009) but has increased for enlisted (from 2.5% in 1990, to 4.6% in 2009).
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Source: 2009 Demographic Report as published by the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Military Community and Family Policy).