April 28, 2008
Of the nearly 3.0 million youth who graduated from high school between October 2006 and October 2007, about 2.0 million (67.2 percent) were attending college in October 2007.
The college enrollment rates were 68.3 percent for young women and 66.1 percent for young men.
About 64.1 percent of recent high school graduates enrolled in college were attending 4-year institutions, while the remainder were attending 2-year institutions.
This information is from a supplement to the October 2007 Current Population Survey. Additional information is available from "College Enrollment and Work Activity of 2007 High School Graduates," (PDF) (HTML) news release USDL 08-0559.