College enrollment of 2005 high school grads
March 27, 2006
In October 2005, 68.6 percent of high school graduates from the class of 2005 were enrolled in colleges or universities. The college enrollment rate for recent high school graduates was a historical high for the series dating back to 1959.
The enrollment rate of young women, 70.4 percent, continued to exceed that of young men, 66.5 percent.
Asians were more likely than whites, blacks, and Hispanics to be enrolled in college in the fall following their high school graduation.
This information is from a supplement to the October 2005 Current Population Survey. Additional information is available from "College Enrollment and Work Activity of 2005 High School Graduates" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 06-514.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, College enrollment of 2005 high school grads on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/mar/wk4/art01.htm (visited May 06, 2016).
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