The Condition of Education 2014

Elementary and Secondary Education

Immediate Transition to College

Between 1990 and 2012, the overall immediate college enrollment rate increased from 60 to 66 percent. In 2012, the immediate enrollment rate was higher for Asian (84 percent) than for White (67 percent), Black (62 percent), and Hispanic (69 percent) high school completers.

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Percentage of high school completers who were enrolled in 2- or 4-year colleges by the October immediately following high school completion, by race/ethnicity: 1990–2012

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS).