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Table 204. Enrollment rates of 18- to 24-year-olds in degree-granting institutions, by type of institution and sex and race/ethnicity of student: 1967 through 2007
Year Enrollment as a percent of all 18- to 24-year-olds1  Enrollment as a percent of all 18- to 24-year-old high school completers1 
All students Sex Race/ethnicity All students Sex Race/ethnicity
Total 2-year 4-year Male Female White Black Hispanic Total 2-year 4-year Male Female White Black Hispanic
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
19672  25.5 (0.44) (†) (†) 33.1 (0.71) 19.2 (0.54) 26.9 (0.48) 13.0 (1.16) (†) 33.7 (0.55) (†) (†) 44.7 (0.87) 25.1 (0.67) 34.5 (0.58) 23.3 (1.96) (†)
19682  26.1 (0.44) (†) (†) 34.1 (0.70) 19.5 (0.53) 27.5 (0.48) 14.5 (1.18) (†) 34.2 (0.54) (†) (†) 45.9 (0.86) 25.0 (0.66) 34.9 (0.57) 25.2 (1.92) (†)
19692  27.3 (0.44) (†) (†) 35.2 (0.69) 20.9 (0.54) 28.7 (0.47) 16.0 (1.20) (†) 35.0 (0.53) (†) (†) 45.6 (0.82) 26.4 (0.65) 35.6 (0.56) 27.2 (1.90) (†)
19702  25.7 (0.42) (†) (†) 32.1 (0.65) 20.3 (0.52) 27.1 (0.45) 15.5 (1.15) (†) 32.6 (0.50) (†) (†) 41.0 (0.78) 25.5 (0.63) 33.2 (0.53) 26.0 (1.81) (†)
19712  26.2 (0.41) (†) (†) 32.5 (0.63) 20.8 (0.52) 27.2 (0.44) 18.2 (1.19) (†) 33.2 (0.49) (†) (†) 41.5 (0.76) 26.0 (0.63) 33.5 (0.52) 29.2 (1.78) (†)
                                                                 
1972 25.5 (0.37) (†) (†) 30.2 (0.56) 21.2 (0.47) 27.2 (0.41) 18.3 (1.18) 13.4 (1.83) 31.9 (0.44) (†) (†) 38.2 (0.66) 26.3 (0.57) 32.6 (0.48) 27.2 (1.65) 25.8 (3.27)
1973 24.0 (0.35) 6.9 (0.21) 17.1 (0.31) 27.7 (0.54) 20.5 (0.46) 25.5 (0.40) 15.9 (1.09) 16.1 (2.02) 29.7 (0.42) 8.5 (0.26) 21.2 (0.38) 34.6 (0.63) 25.3 (0.55) 30.2 (0.46) 23.8 (1.55) 29.1 (3.36)
1974 24.6 (0.35) 7.6 (0.22) 17.0 (0.31) 27.7 (0.53) 21.7 (0.47) 25.8 (0.40) 17.6 (1.14) 18.0 (1.95) 30.5 (0.42) 9.4 (0.27) 21.1 (0.37) 34.7 (0.63) 26.7 (0.56) 30.5 (0.46) 26.2 (1.60) 32.3 (3.17)
1975 26.3 (0.36) 9.0 (0.23) 17.3 (0.31) 29.0 (0.53) 23.7 (0.48) 27.4 (0.40) 20.4 (1.18) 20.4 (2.09) 32.5 (0.42) 11.1 (0.28) 21.4 (0.37) 36.2 (0.63) 29.2 (0.57) 32.3 (0.46) 31.5 (1.69) 35.5 (3.27)
1976 26.7 (0.35) 6.4 (0.20) 20.2 (0.32) 28.2 (0.52) 25.2 (0.48) 27.6 (0.40) 22.5 (1.20) 20.0 (2.00) 33.1 (0.42) 8.0 (0.24) 25.1 (0.39) 35.6 (0.62) 30.9 (0.57) 32.8 (0.46) 33.4 (1.66) 35.9 (3.22)
                                                                 
1977 26.1 (0.38) 6.8 (0.22) 19.4 (0.35) 28.1 (0.56) 24.3 (0.52) 27.2 (0.43) 21.1 (1.18) 17.2 (1.87) 32.5 (0.46) 8.4 (0.27) 24.1 (0.42) 35.6 (0.68) 29.7 (0.61) 32.3 (0.50) 31.3 (1.63) 31.5 (3.11)
1978 25.3 (0.38) 6.6 (0.22) 18.7 (0.34) 27.1 (0.55) 23.6 (0.51) 26.5 (0.43) 20.1 (1.15) 15.2 (1.74) 31.4 (0.45) 8.2 (0.26) 23.2 (0.41) 34.1 (0.66) 28.8 (0.60) 31.3 (0.49) 29.6 (1.59) 27.2 (2.89)
1979 25.0 (0.37) 6.3 (0.21) 18.7 (0.34) 25.9 (0.54) 24.2 (0.52) 26.3 (0.43) 19.8 (1.13) 16.7 (1.77) 31.2 (0.45) 7.8 (0.26) 23.4 (0.41) 32.9 (0.66) 29.6 (0.61) 31.3 (0.49) 29.4 (1.58) 30.2 (2.93)
1980 25.7 (0.38) 7.1 (0.22) 18.6 (0.33) 26.4 (0.54) 25.0 (0.52) 27.3 (0.43) 19.4 (1.12) 16.1 (1.64) 31.8 (0.45) 8.8 (0.27) 23.0 (0.40) 33.5 (0.66) 30.3 (0.61) 32.1 (0.49) 27.6 (1.51) 29.9 (2.80)
1981 26.1 (0.37) 7.5 (0.22) 18.6 (0.33) 27.1 (0.54) 25.2 (0.51) 27.7 (0.43) 19.9 (1.09) 16.6 (1.63) 32.4 (0.44) 9.3 (0.27) 23.1 (0.40) 34.7 (0.65) 30.4 (0.60) 32.7 (0.49) 28.0 (1.46) 29.9 (2.69)
                                                                 
1982 26.6 (0.39) 7.7 (0.24) 18.9 (0.35) 27.2 (0.57) 26.0 (0.55) 28.1 (0.46) 19.9 (1.14) 16.8 (1.77) 33.0 (0.47) 9.6 (0.29) 23.4 (0.42) 34.5 (0.68) 31.6 (0.64) 33.3 (0.52) 28.1 (1.52) 29.2 (2.83)
1983 26.2 (0.39) 7.4 (0.23) 18.8 (0.35) 27.3 (0.57) 25.1 (0.54) 27.9 (0.46) 19.2 (1.12) 17.3 (1.77) 32.5 (0.47) 9.2 (0.29) 23.3 (0.42) 35.0 (0.69) 30.3 (0.63) 33.0 (0.52) 27.0 (1.50) 31.5 (2.94)
1984 27.1 (0.40) 7.3 (0.24) 19.8 (0.36) 28.6 (0.58) 25.6 (0.55) 28.9 (0.47) 20.3 (1.15) 17.9 (1.80) 33.2 (0.47) 9.0 (0.29) 24.2 (0.43) 36.0 (0.70) 30.6 (0.64) 33.9 (0.53) 27.2 (1.47) 29.9 (2.77)
1985 27.8 (0.41) 7.4 (0.24) 20.4 (0.37) 28.4 (0.60) 27.2 (0.57) 30.0 (0.49) 19.6 (1.16) 16.9 (1.84) 33.7 (0.48) 8.9 (0.29) 24.8 (0.44) 35.3 (0.70) 32.3 (0.65) 34.9 (0.55) 26.0 (1.47) 26.8 (2.75)
1986 27.9 (0.42) 7.6 (0.25) 20.3 (0.37) 28.2 (0.60) 27.6 (0.58) 29.7 (0.50) 21.9 (1.21) 17.6 (1.76) 34.0 (0.49) 9.2 (0.30) 24.8 (0.44) 35.3 (0.71) 32.8 (0.67) 34.5 (0.56) 28.6 (1.52) 29.4 (2.72)
                                                                 
1987 29.6 (0.43) 8.1 (0.26) 21.5 (0.39) 30.6 (0.62) 28.7 (0.59) 31.9 (0.51) 22.8 (1.25) 17.5 (1.73) 36.2 (0.50) 10.0 (0.31) 26.3 (0.46) 38.3 (0.73) 34.4 (0.68) 37.3 (0.58) 29.5 (1.54) 28.4 (2.61)
1988 30.3 (0.47) 8.8 (0.29) 21.5 (0.42) 30.2 (0.68) 30.4 (0.66) 33.2 (0.57) 21.2 (1.33) 17.0 (2.00) 37.2 (0.55) 10.8 (0.35) 26.5 (0.50) 38.3 (0.81) 36.3 (0.75) 38.6 (0.63) 28.1 (1.69) 30.8 (3.31)
1989 30.9 (0.48) 8.0 (0.28) 22.9 (0.44) 30.2 (0.68) 31.6 (0.67) 34.2 (0.58) 23.4 (1.38) 16.1 (1.90) 38.1 (0.56) 9.9 (0.34) 28.2 (0.52) 38.3 (0.81) 37.9 (0.77) 39.8 (0.65) 30.7 (1.72) 28.7 (3.12)
1990 32.0 (0.47) 8.7 (0.28) 23.3 (0.43) 32.3 (0.68) 31.8 (0.66) 35.1 (0.57) 25.4 (1.37) 15.8 (1.67) 39.1 (0.54) 10.6 (0.34) 28.5 (0.50) 40.0 (0.79) 38.3 (0.75) 40.4 (0.63) 32.7 (1.68) 28.7 (2.79)
1991 33.3 (0.48) 9.7 (0.30) 23.6 (0.43) 32.8 (0.68) 33.6 (0.67) 36.8 (0.58) 23.5 (1.34) 17.9 (1.72) 41.0 (0.55) 11.9 (0.37) 29.1 (0.51) 41.5 (0.80) 40.5 (0.77) 42.4 (0.64) 31.2 (1.68) 34.3 (2.94)
                                                                 
1992 34.4 (0.49) 9.9 (0.31) 24.4 (0.44) 32.7 (0.68) 36.0 (0.69) 37.3 (0.59) 25.2 (1.37) 21.3 (1.87) 41.7 (0.56) 12.1 (0.37) 29.7 (0.51) 40.7 (0.80) 42.7 (0.77) 42.6 (0.64) 33.5 (1.71) 36.8 (2.90)
1993 34.0 (0.49) 9.8 (0.30) 24.2 (0.44) 33.6 (0.69) 34.4 (0.68) 36.8 (0.59) 24.5 (1.35) 21.7 (1.88) 41.3 (0.56) 11.9 (0.37) 29.4 (0.51) 41.7 (0.80) 40.9 (0.77) 42.3 (0.65) 32.4 (1.69) 35.5 (2.79)
1994 34.6 (0.42) 9.1 (0.26) 25.5 (0.39) 33.1 (0.59) 36.0 (0.60) 38.1 (0.53) 27.7 (1.17) 18.8 (1.10) 42.3 (0.49) 11.2 (0.31) 31.2 (0.46) 41.6 (0.70) 43.0 (0.68) 43.7 (0.57) 35.6 (1.42) 33.1 (1.76)
1995 34.3 (0.44) 8.9 (0.27) 25.4 (0.41) 33.1 (0.63) 35.5 (0.63) 37.9 (0.55) 27.5 (1.18) 20.7 (1.13) 42.3 (0.51) 11.0 (0.33) 31.3 (0.48) 41.7 (0.73) 43.0 (0.72) 44.0 (0.61) 35.4 (1.43) 35.2 (1.74)
1996 35.5 (0.47) 9.5 (0.29) 26.1 (0.43) 34.1 (0.66) 37.0 (0.67) 39.5 (0.59) 27.4 (1.23) 20.1 (1.18) 43.4 (0.54) 11.5 (0.35) 31.9 (0.50) 42.5 (0.77) 44.3 (0.75) 45.1 (0.64) 35.9 (1.51) 34.5 (1.83)
                                                                 
1997 36.8 (0.47) 9.9 (0.29) 27.0 (0.43) 35.0 (0.66) 38.7 (0.67) 40.6 (0.59) 29.8 (1.25) 22.4 (1.21) 45.2 (0.54) 12.1 (0.35) 33.1 (0.51) 44.0 (0.77) 46.3 (0.75) 46.6 (0.64) 39.5 (1.54) 36.0 (1.77)
1998 36.5 (0.46) 10.2 (0.29) 26.3 (0.42) 34.5 (0.65) 38.6 (0.66) 40.6 (0.59) 29.8 (1.24) 20.4 (1.11) 45.2 (0.53) 12.6 (0.36) 32.6 (0.50) 44.3 (0.77) 46.1 (0.74) 46.9 (0.64) 40.0 (1.54) 33.9 (1.68)
1999 35.6 (0.46) 9.1 (0.27) 26.5 (0.42) 34.1 (0.64) 37.0 (0.65) 39.4 (0.58) 30.4 (1.24) 18.7 (1.08) 43.7 (0.52) 11.2 (0.33) 32.5 (0.49) 42.9 (0.75) 44.4 (0.73) 45.3 (0.63) 39.2 (1.50) 31.6 (1.68)
2000 35.5 (0.45) 9.4 (0.28) 26.0 (0.41) 32.6 (0.62) 38.4 (0.65) 38.7 (0.57) 30.5 (1.21) 21.7 (1.12) 43.2 (0.52) 11.5 (0.33) 31.8 (0.48) 40.8 (0.73) 45.6 (0.72) 44.1 (0.62) 39.3 (1.46) 36.2 (1.69)
2001 36.3 (0.45) 9.8 (0.28) 26.6 (0.41) 33.6 (0.63) 39.0 (0.64) 39.5 (0.57) 31.4 (1.22) 21.7 (1.10) 44.3 (0.51) 11.9 (0.33) 32.4 (0.48) 42.4 (0.73) 46.1 (0.72) 45.4 (0.62) 40.2 (1.45) 34.8 (1.61)
                                                                 
2002 36.7 (0.43) 9.7 (0.26) 27.0 (0.39) 33.7 (0.59) 39.7 (0.61) 40.9 (0.55) 31.9 (1.18) 19.9 (0.94) 44.7 (0.48) 11.8 (0.31) 32.9 (0.46) 42.5 (0.69) 46.7 (0.68) 46.7 (0.59) 40.2 (1.39) 31.6 (1.38)
20033  37.8 (0.43) 10.2 (0.27) 27.7 (0.39) 34.3 (0.59) 41.3 (0.61) 41.6 (0.55) 32.3 (1.20) 23.5 (1.02) 45.7 (0.48) 12.3 (0.32) 33.4 (0.46) 42.8 (0.69) 48.3 (0.67) 47.2 (0.59) 41.4 (1.43) 35.8 (1.42)
20043  38.0 (0.42) 9.4 (0.25) 28.6 (0.39) 34.7 (0.59) 41.2 (0.61) 41.7 (0.55) 31.8 (1.18) 24.7 (1.02) 45.8 (0.48) 11.3 (0.30) 34.5 (0.46) 43.0 (0.68) 48.4 (0.67) 47.4 (0.59) 40.8 (1.41) 37.3 (1.40)
20053  38.9 (0.43) 9.6 (0.26) 29.2 (0.40) 35.3 (0.59) 42.5 (0.61) 42.8 (0.55) 33.1 (1.18) 24.8 (1.02) 46.8 (0.48) 11.6 (0.31) 35.2 (0.46) 44.3 (0.68) 49.1 (0.67) 48.6 (0.59) 41.4 (1.39) 37.4 (1.41)
20063  37.3 (0.42) 9.6 (0.25) 27.8 (0.39) 34.1 (0.58) 40.6 (0.60) 41.0 (0.54) 32.6 (1.16) 23.6 (0.99) 45.0 (0.47) 11.5 (0.30) 33.5 (0.45) 42.2 (0.67) 47.7 (0.67) 46.5 (0.58) 42.0 (1.38) 35.5 (1.37)
20073  38.8 (0.42) 10.9 (0.27) 27.9 (0.39) 35.5 (0.58) 42.1 (0.60) 42.6 (0.54) 33.1 (1.15) 26.6 (1.02) 46.1 (0.47) 13.0 (0.32) 33.1 (0.44) 43.4 (0.66) 48.6 (0.66) 47.8 (0.58) 40.1 (1.32) 39.2 (1.37)
— Not available.
† Not applicable.
1 Includes students who were enrolled in college, but did not report high school completion.
2 White and Black data include persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
3 White and Black data exclude persons identifying themselves as multiracial.
NOTE: Data are based on sample surveys of the civilian noninstitutional population. Percents based on 18- to 24-year-old high school completers for 1992 and later years use a slightly different definition of completion and may not be precisely comparable with figures for other years. All college students are counted as high school completers. Totals include other racial/ethnic groups not separately shown. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity except where otherwise noted. Standard errors appear in parentheses.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), October, 1967 through 2007. (This table was prepared August 2008.)
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