Although more highly educated parents are more likely to homeschool, parents with no college education can also homeschool children and produce impressive academic results.
In a systematic review of homeschooling literature, 15 independent studies were analysed on this issue. Studies drew results from 12,789 homeschooled students who were scattered throughout all the American states. Researchers discovered a significant difference between the academic results of parents with more advanced educations, whose children produced higher results than children with parents who had lower levels of education.
This said,parents with no college education had children who were also able to produce impressive academic results (see graph). Researchers found that if neither parent had a college degree, their children scored in the 83rd percentile, well above the national average. If one parent had a college degree, children scored in the 86th percentile. If both parents had a college degree, children scored in the 90th percentile.