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2008 Spotlight

Community College

Part A. Students Who Enroll in Community Colleges Immediately After High School

Immediate College Enrollment After High School

In 2004, among students who were in the 12th grade in the spring (hereafter referred to as “2004 seniors”), almost all graduated from high school,20 and the majority (63 percent) enrolled in a postsecondary institution in the fall (hereafter referred to as “immediate enrollees”) (see figure 12 and table SA-10). Roughly one-third of these immediate enrollees (30 percent) enrolled in a community college (see table SA-11). In 1992, the same percentage of seniors graduated from high school as in 2004,21 but a smaller percentage (51 percent) were immediate enrollees (see table SA-12). Among immediate enrollees in 1992, however, the percentage who enrolled in a community college (31 percent) was about the same as in 2004 (see table SA-13).


20 One percent completed a GED by 2006, and 2 percent had earned no diploma or equivalent by 2006. (back to text)

21 One percent completed a GED by 1994, and 2 percent had earned no diploma or equivalent by 1994. (back to text)

Figures and Tables

Figure 12: Percentage of 2004 seniors who enrolled immediately in a postsecondary institution after high school and percentage distribution of these immediate enrollees, by control and type of institution: 2004

Table SA-10: Percentage distribution of the spring 2004 12th–grade cohort, by immediate and delayed postsecondary enrollment status, control and type of institution, and selected background characteristics: 2004 and 2006

Table SA-11: Percentage distribution of the spring 2004 12th–grade cohort who enrolled immediately after high school in a postsecondary institution, by control and type of institution and selected background characteristics: 2004

Table SA-12: Percentage distribution of the spring 1992 12th–grade cohort, by immediate and delayed postsecondary enrollment status, control and type of institution, and selected background characteristics: 1992 and 1994

Table SA-13: Percentage distribution of the spring 1992 12th–grade cohort who enrolled immediately after high school in a postsecondary institution, by control and type of institution and selected background characteristics: 1992

Table SSA-10: Standard errors for the percentage distribution of the spring 2004 12th–grade cohort, by immediate and delayed postsecondary enrollment status, control and type of institution, and selected background characteristics: 2004 and 2006

Table SSA-11: Standard errors for the percentage distribution of the spring 2004 12th–grade cohort who enrolled immediately after high school in a postsecondary institution, by control and type of institution and selected background characteristics: 2004

Table SSA-12: Standard errors for the percentage distribution of the spring 1992 12th–grade cohort, by immediate and delayed postsecondary enrollment status, control and type of institution, and selected background characteristics: 1992 and 1994

Table SSA-13: Standard errors for the percentage distribution of the spring 1992 12th–grade cohort who enrolled immediately after high school in a postsecondary institution, by control and type of institution and selected background characteristics: 1992

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