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Table 212. 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 2009
Year Enrollment as a percent of all 18- to 24-year-olds Enrollment as a percent of all 18- to 24-year-old high school completers1
Total, all students Type of institution Sex Race/ethnicity Total, all students Type of institution Sex Race/ethnicity
2-year 4-year Male Female White Black Hispanic 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)
20083 39.6 (0.42) 11.8 (0.28) 27.8 (0.38) 37.0 (0.58) 42.3 (0.60) 44.2 (0.54) 32.1 (1.13) 25.8 (1.01) 46.6 (0.46) 13.9 (0.32) 32.7 (0.44) 44.1 (0.66) 49.0 (0.66) 49.2 (0.58) 40.0 (1.33) 36.7 (1.32)
20093 41.3 (0.42) 11.7 (0.27) 29.6 (0.39) 38.4 (0.59) 44.2 (0.60) 45.0 (0.55) 37.7 (1.17) 27.5 (1.01) 48.8 (0.46) 13.9 (0.32) 35.0 (0.44) 46.4 (0.66) 51.2 (0.65) 50.3 (0.58) 46.7 (1.34) 38.7 (1.31)
—Not available.
†Not applicable.
1 All students who enrolled in college are counted as high school completers, including students who enrolled in college but did not report high school completion.
2 Prior to 1972, White and Black data include persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
3 After 2002, White and Black data exclude persons identifying themselves as two or more races.
NOTE: Data are based on sample surveys of the civilian noninstitutional population. Percentages 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. 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 2009. (This table was prepared August 2010.)
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