Friday, April 08, 2011

College Enrollment Rates

As of October, 68.1 percent of students who graduated from high school in 2010 were enrolled in college, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This figure was down from the record high of 70.1 percent in October 2009.

Women are far more likely than men to enroll in college. Among 2010 high school graduates, 74.0 percent of women and 62.8 percent of men were enrolled in college in October 2010.

The percentage also varied greatly by race and Hispanic origin. Asian high school graduates were most likely to be in college (84.0 percent), followed by whites (68.6 percent), and blacks (61.4 percent). Hispanic high school graduates were least likely to be enrolled in college (59.6 percent).

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