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Table 181. College enrollment and enrollment rates of recent high school completers, by race/ethnicity: 1960 through 2004

[Numbers in thousands]
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        |         Number of high school completers\1\   |                                            Enrolled in college\2\
        |_______________________________________________|________________________________________________________________________________________________________
        |           |           |           |           |         Total        |  White, non-Hispanic |Black, non-Hispanic\3\|              Hispanic\3\
        |           |           |           |           |______________________|______________________|______________________|___________________________________
        |           |           |           |           |           |          |           |          |          |           |         |          Percent
        |           |           |           |           |           |          |           |          |          |           |         |_________________________
        |           |White, non-|Black, non-|           |           |          |           |          |          |           |         |           |3-year moving
Year    |     Total |   Hispanic|Hispanic\3\|Hispanic\3\|     Number|   Percent|     Number|   Percent|    Number|    Percent|   Number|     Annual|      average
________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|__________|___________|__________|__________|___________|_________|___________|_____________
1       |          2|          3|          4|          5|          6|         7|          8|         9|        10|         11|       12|         13|           14
________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|__________|___________|__________|__________|___________|_________|___________|_____________
1960 ...|1,679(43.8)|1,565(44.7)|---    (†) |---    (†) |  758(40.9)|45.1(2.13)|  717(40.2)|45.8(2.21)|---   (†) | ---   (†) |---  (†) |---    (†) |  ---    (†)
1961 ...|1,763(46.0)|1,612(46.9)|---    (†) |---    (†) |  847(42.9)|48.0(2.09)|  798(42.2)|49.5(2.19)|---   (†) | ---   (†) |---  (†) |---    (†) |  ---    (†)
1962 ...|1,838(43.6)|1,660(45.2)|---    (†) |---    (†) |  900(43.2)|49.0(2.05)|  840(42.4)|50.6(2.15)|---   (†) | ---   (†) |---  (†) |---    (†) |  ---    (†)
1963 ...|1,741(44.2)|1,615(45.2)|---    (†) |---    (†) |  784(41.5)|45.0(2.09)|  736(40.7)|45.6(2.17)|---   (†) | ---   (†) |---  (†) |---    (†) |  ---    (†)
1964 ...|2,145(43.0)|1,964(45.4)|---    (†) |---    (†) |1,037(45.6)|48.3(1.89)|  967(44.8)|49.2(1.98)|---   (†) | ---   (†) |---  (†) |---    (†) |  ---    (†)
        |           |           |           |           |           |          |           |          |          |           |         |           |
1965 ...|2,659(47.7)|2,417(50.6)|---    (†) |---    (†) |1,354(51.4)|50.9(1.70)|1,249(50.4)|51.7(1.78)|---   (†) | ---   (†) |---  (†) |---    (†) |  ---    (†)
1966 ...|2,612(45.0)|2,403(48.0)|---    (†) |---    (†) |1,309(50.2)|50.1(1.72)|1,243(49.6)|51.7(1.79)|---   (†) | ---   (†) |---  (†) |---    (†) |  ---    (†)
1967 ...|2,525(37.9)|2,267(40.3)|---    (†) |---    (†) |1,311(40.9)|51.9(1.42)|1,202(40.1)|53.0(1.50)|---   (†) | ---   (†) |---  (†) |---    (†) |  ---    (†)
1968 ...|2,606(37.3)|2,303(40.4)|---    (†) |---    (†) |1,444(41.7)|55.4(1.39)|1,304(40.9)|56.6(1.47)|---   (†) | ---   (†) |---  (†) |---    (†) |  ---    (†)
1969 ...|2,842(36.0)|2,538(39.8)|---    (†) |---    (†) |1,516(42.5)|53.3(1.34)|1,402(42.0)|55.2(1.41)|---   (†) | ---   (†) |---  (†) |---    (†) |  ---    (†)
        |           |           |           |           |           |          |           |          |          |           |         |           |
1970 ...|2,758(37.4)|2,461(40.7)|---    (†) |---    (†) |1,427(42.2)|51.7(1.36)|1,280(41.2)|52.0(1.44)|---   (†) | ---   (†) |---  (†) |---    (†) |  ---    (†)
1971 ...|2,875(38.0)|2,596(41.1)|---    (†) |---    (†) |1,538(43.2)|53.5(1.33)|1,402(42.5)|54.0(1.40)|---   (†) | ---   (†) |---  (†) |---    (†) |  ---    (†)
1972 ...|2,964(37.8)|2,520(31.2)| 316 (18.3)| 101 (14.2)|1,459(43.1)|49.2(1.31)|1,252(39.0)|49.7(1.42)|141 (16.7)|44.6 (4.62)| 46(11.7)|45.0 (9.74)|  ---    (†)
1973 ...|3,058(37.1)|2,590(30.8)| 324 (18.5)| 119 (13.7)|1,424(43.0)|46.6(1.29)|1,238(39.2)|47.8(1.40)|105 (15.2)|32.5 (4.30)| 64(13.0)|54.1 (9.01)|  48.7 (5.33)
1974 ...|3,101(38.6)|2,620(31.4)| 325 (19.0)| 121 (15.2)|1,475(43.7)|47.6(1.28)|1,236(39.4)|47.2(1.39)|154 (17.4)|47.2 (4.58)| 57(12.9)|46.9 (8.94)|  33.7 (6.01)
        |           |           |           |           |           |          |           |          |          |           |         |           |
1975 ...|3,185(38.6)|2,701(31.9)| 302 (15.4)| 132 (15.8)|1,615(44.8)|50.7(1.26)|1,381(40.5)|51.1(1.37)|126 (13.6)|41.7 (3.97)| 77(14.5)|58.0 (8.44)|  36.9 (5.63)
1976 ...|2,986(39.8)|2,492(33.1)| 290 (15.8)| 152 (16.2)|1,458(43.6)|48.8(1.31)|1,217(39.1)|48.8(1.43)|129 (13.8)|44.4 (4.08)| 80(14.8)|52.7 (7.97)|  53.8 (4.68)
1977 ...|3,141(40.7)|2,618(34.0)| 325 (19.3)| 155 (16.0)|1,590(45.4)|50.6(1.29)|1,331(40.8)|50.8(1.41)|161 (17.9)|49.5 (4.65)| 79(14.8)|50.8 (7.96)|  48.5 (4.72)
1978 ...|3,163(39.7)|2,615(33.7)| 345 (18.4)| 135 (15.3)|1,585(45.2)|50.1(1.28)|1,321(40.6)|50.5(1.41)|160 (17.7)|46.4 (4.51)| 56(13.0)|42.0 (8.44)|  45.9 (4.69)
1979 ...|3,160(40.0)|2,629(32.7)| 319 (19.7)| 155 (16.1)|1,559(45.1)|49.3(1.28)|1,313(40.5)|49.9(1.41)|149 (17.5)|46.7 (4.69)| 70(14.3)|45.0 (7.92)|  46.4 (4.83)
        |           |           |           |           |           |          |           |          |          |           |         |           |
1980 ...|3,088(39.4)|2,554(30.9)| 350 (19.7)| 130 (17.1)|1,523(44.6)|49.3(1.30)|1,273(39.6)|49.8(1.43)|149 (17.7)|42.7 (4.44)| 68(14.4)|52.3 (8.70)|  49.8 (4.78)
1981 ...|3,056(42.2)|2,490(34.1)| 349 (20.5)| 146 (17.6)|1,648(45.8)|53.9(1.30)|1,367(40.5)|54.9(1.44)|149 (17.8)|42.7 (4.44)| 76(15.1)|52.1 (8.19)|  49.2 (4.68)
1982 ...|3,100(40.4)|2,474(32.9)| 382 (19.6)| 173 (18.2)|1,569(46.9)|50.6(1.36)|1,303(41.5)|52.7(1.52)|137 (17.9)|35.8 (4.33)| 75(15.8)|43.2 (7.96)|  49.8 (4.94)
1983 ...|2,963(41.6)|2,363(33.1)| 390 (21.1)| 138 (17.8)|1,562(46.7)|52.7(1.39)|1,301(40.9)|55.0(1.55)|149 (18.7)|38.2 (4.34)| 75(15.7)|54.2 (8.96)|  47.3 (4.73)
1984 ...|3,012(36.5)|2,331(29.1)| 433 (18.5)| 187 (17.0)|1,663(46.0)|55.2(1.37)|1,375(39.9)|59.0(1.54)|172 (19.4)|39.8 (4.15)| 83(16.2)|44.3 (7.67)|  49.9 (4.89)
        |           |           |           |           |           |          |           |          |          |           |         |           |
1985 ...|2,668(40.1)|2,104(32.3)| 332 (19.3)| 141 (19.7)|1,540(45.1)|57.7(1.45)|1,264(39.2)|60.1(1.62)|140 (17.8)|42.2 (4.78)| 72(17.0)|51.0 (9.76)|  46.5 (5.19)
1986 ...|2,786(38.6)|2,146(30.3)| 378 (18.4)| 169 (21.7)|1,498(45.0)|53.8(1.43)|1,219(38.8)|56.8(1.62)|140 (17.9)|36.9 (4.38)| 74(17.7)|44.0 (8.85)|  42.9 (5.21)
1987 ...|2,647(40.9)|2,040(32.4)| 333 (20.6)| 176 (20.9)|1,503(45.1)|56.8(1.46)|1,195(38.7)|58.6(1.65)|174 (19.3)|52.2 (4.82)| 59(16.1)|33.5 (8.25)|  44.9 (5.04)
1988 ...|2,673(47.0)|2,013(37.9)| 378 (22.3)| 179 (26.6)|1,575(50.3)|58.9(1.57)|1,230(42.9)|61.1(1.79)|168 (21.1)|44.4 (4.91)|102(23.6)|57.1(10.14)|  48.6 (5.99)
1989 ...|2,450(46.5)|1,889(37.3)| 332 (21.3)| 168 (26.5)|1,460(48.7)|59.6(1.64)|1,147(41.7)|60.7(1.85)|177 (20.9)|53.4 (5.27)| 93(22.9)|55.1(10.51)|  51.6 (6.33)
        |           |           |           |           |           |          |           |          |          |           |         |           |
1990 .. |2,362(43.0)|1,819(32.2)| 331 (21.9)| 121 (21.8)|1,420(45.9)|60.1(1.60)|1,147(38.5)|63.0(1.80)|155 (19.7)|46.8 (5.08)| 52(16.0)|42.7(10.82)|  51.7 (5.70)
1991 ...|2,276(41.0)|1,727(30.3)| 310 (20.2)| 154 (23.5)|1,423(44.8)|62.5(1.62)|1,129(37.2)|65.4(1.82)|144 (18.8)|46.4 (5.25)| 88(19.9)|57.2 (9.58)|  51.6 (5.52)
1992 ...|2,397(40.4)|1,724(30.9)| 354 (21.4)| 198 (23.0)|1,483(45.4)|61.9(1.58)|1,109(37.4)|64.3(1.84)|171 (20.2)|48.2 (4.92)|109(21.0)|55.0 (8.50)|  58.1 (5.04)
1993 .. |2,342(41.4)|1,719(32.6)| 304 (20.4)| 201 (23.1)|1,467(45.4)|62.6(1.59)|1,082(37.9)|62.9(1.85)|169 (19.6)|55.6 (5.28)|125(21.9)|62.2 (8.22)|  55.4 (4.97)
1994 .. |2,517(38.1)|1,915(27.0)| 316 (17.9)| 178 (17.3)|1,559(43.0)|61.9(1.43)|1,236(35.5)|64.5(1.61)|161 (16.7)|50.8 (4.42)| 87(14.0)|49.1 (6.28)|  55.0 (3.23)
        |           |           |           |           |           |          |           |          |          |           |         |           |
1995 ...|2,599(40.9)|1,861(30.1)| 349 (19.2)| 288 (19.4)|1,610(44.5)|61.9(1.41)|1,197(36.1)|64.3(1.64)|179 (17.6)|51.2 (4.20)|155(17.6)|53.7 (4.92)|  51.2 (3.18)
1996 ...|2,660(40.5)|1,875(30.8)| 406 (17.3)| 227 (18.9)|1,729(46.1)|65.0(1.42)|1,264(37.5)|67.4(1.67)|227 (19.0)|56.0 (4.03)|115(16.3)|50.8 (5.79)|  56.7 (2.97)
1997 ...|2,769(41.8)|1,909(31.8)| 384 (19.2)| 336 (19.0)|1,856(47.3)|67.0(1.38)|1,301(38.1)|68.2(1.64)|225 (19.4)|58.5 (4.12)|220(19.7)|65.6 (4.53)|  54.6 (2.94)
1998 ...|2,810(43.9)|1,980(33.0)| 386 (20.2)| 314 (20.8)|1,844(48.3)|65.6(1.38)|1,357(39.0)|68.5(1.61)|239 (20.0)|61.9 (4.05)|149(18.3)|47.4 (4.92)|  51.8 (2.79)
1999 ...|2,897(41.5)|1,978(31.8)| 436 (15.2)| 329 (20.9)|1,822(47.8)|62.9(1.38)|1,311(38.6)|66.3(1.64)|257 (19.1)|58.9 (3.86)|139(18.0)|42.3 (4.76)|  47.5 (2.84)
        |           |           |           |           |           |          |           |          |          |           |         |           |
2000 ...|2,756(45.3)|1,938(32.9)| 393 (20.0)| 300 (22.4)|1,745(48.4)|63.3(1.41)|1,272(38.8)|65.7(1.66)|216 (19.5)|54.9 (4.11)|159(19.2)|52.9 (5.03)|  49.0 (2.96)
2001 ...|2,549(46.5)|1,834(34.8)| 381 (20.3)| 241 (21.1)|1,574(47.5)|61.8(1.48)|1,178(38.7)|64.3(1.72)|210 (19.4)|55.0 (4.17)|124(17.4)|51.7 (5.63)|  52.7 (2.93)
2002 ...|2,796(42.7)|1,903(31.3)| 382 (19.1)| 344 (21.6)|1,824(46.1)|65.2(1.31)|1,314(36.5)|69.1(1.55)|227 (18.7)|59.4 (3.90)|184(19.2)|53.6 (4.46)|  54.6 (2.75)
2003\4\ |2,677(42.2)|1,832(30.8)| 327 (18.4)| 314 (20.9)|1,711(45.2)|63.9(1.35)|1,213(35.9)|66.2(1.61)|188 (17.4)|57.5 (4.25)|184(18.9)|58.6 (4.61)|  58.0 (2.66)
2004\4\ |2,752(40.0)|1,854(30.9)| 398 (15.5)| 286 (19.9)|1,835(44.9)|66.7(1.31)|1,276(36.1)|68.8(1.57)|249 (17.9)|62.5 (3.77)|177(18.4)|61.8 (4.76)|   ---   (†)
________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|__________|___________|__________|__________|___________|_________|___________|_____________
---Not available.
†Not applicable.
\1\Individuals ages 16 to 24 who graduated from high school or completed a GED during the preceding 12 months.
\2\Enrollment in college as of October of each year for individuals ages 16 to 24 who completed high school during the preceding 12 months.
\3\Due to the small sample size, data are subject to relatively large sampling errors.
\4\White, non-Hispanic and Black, non-Hispanic data exclude persons identifying themselves as multi-racial. High school completion data in this table differ from figures appearing in other tables because of varying survey procedures and coverage. High school completion includes GED recipients. Moving averages are used to produce more stable estimates. Standard errors appear in parentheses.
SOURCE: American College Testing Program, unpublished tabulations, derived from statistics collected by the Census Bureau, 1960 through 1969. U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), October 1970 through October 2004, unpublished tabulations. (This table was prepared September 2005.)

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