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 https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2004/may/wk1/art02.htm (visited August 20, 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.