College enrollment of last year’s high school graduates
April 16, 2001
Among the 2.8 million high school graduates in 2000, 1.7 million (63.3 percent) were enrolled in college that October.
The college enrollment rate of young women, at 66.2 percent, continued to exceed that of young men, 59.9 percent. Among race and ethnic groups, a higher proportion of white high school graduates were enrolled in college (64.0 percent) than were black (56.2 percent) or Hispanic (53.0 percent) graduates.
This information is from a supplement to the October 2000 Current Population Survey (CPS), a monthly nationwide survey of about 50,000 households that provides basic data on national employment and unemployment. Additional information is available from "College Enrollment and Work Activity of 2000 High School Graduates," news release USDL 01-94.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, College enrollment of last year’s high school graduates on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/apr/wk3/art01.htm (visited August 24, 2019).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
- 25 years of Worker Injury, Illness, and Fatality Case Data
Examines detailed historical data on work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatal injuries.
- Occupational employment projections through the perspective of education and training
Examines employment, projected employment growth, and wages for occupations with different education and training requirements.
- Workers in Alternative Employment Arrangements
A look at independent contractors, on-call workers, temporary help agency workers, and workers provided by contract firms.
- Labor force characteristics of people with a disability
Examines the labor force characteristics of people with a disability and compares them with the characteristics of people with no disability.