Saturday, April 21, 2012

College Enrollment Rates: 2011

The college enrollment rate of recent high school graduates is down slightly from the all-time high of 70.1 percent set in 2009, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Among 2011 high school graduates, 68.3 percent were enrolled in college by October of that year. Sixty-two percent of those enrolled in college were attending a four-year school and 38 percent were at a two-year institution. Here are 2011 college enrollment rates by sex, race, and Hispanic origin...

Men: 64.6%
Women: 72.3%

Asian: 86.7%
Black: 67.5%
Hispanic: 66.6%
White: 67.7%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, College Enrollment and Work Activity of High School Graduates

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