2003 high school graduates and college enrollment
May 04, 2004
Of the 2.7 million youth who graduated from high school in 2003, about 1.7 million (63.9 percent) were attending college in October.
Young women continued to be more likely than young men to enter colleges or universities after high school—66.5 percent versus 61.2 percent.
The enrollment rate for Asian high school graduates (84.1 percent) was much higher than for white graduates (65.0 percent). Black and Hispanic graduates were about equally likely to be college students in the fall—58.3 and 58.6 percent, respectively.
This information is from a supplement to the October 2003 Current Population Survey. Additional information is available from "College Enrollment and Work Activity of 2003 High School Graduates" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 04-749.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, 2003 high school graduates and college enrollment on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2004/may/wk1/art02.htm (visited April 26, 2015).
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