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Table 187  College enrollment rates of high school graduates, by sex: 1960 to 1998 [Numbers in thousands]

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           |Total high school graduates\1\|               Enrolled in college\2\
           |______________________________|___________________________________________________
  Year     |          |         |         |     Total      |      Males     |    Females
           |  Total   |  Males  | Females |________________|________________|_________________
           |          |         |         | Number |Percent| Number |Percent| Number |Percent
___________|__________|_________|_________|________|_______|________|_______|________|________
     1     |    2     |    3    |    4    |   5    |   6   |   7    |   8   |   9    |   10
___________|__________|_________|_________|________|_______|________|_______|________|________
1960 ......|    1,679 |     756 |     923 |    758 |  45.1 |    408 |  54.0 |    350 |   37.9
1961 ......|    1,763 |     790 |     973 |    847 |  48.0 |    445 |  56.3 |    402 |   41.3
1962 ......|    1,838 |     872 |     966 |    900 |  49.0 |    480 |  55.0 |    420 |   43.5
1963 ......|    1,741 |     794 |     947 |    784 |  45.0 |    415 |  52.3 |    369 |   39.0
1964 ......|    2,145 |     997 |   1,148 |  1,037 |  48.3 |    570 |  57.2 |    467 |   40.7
           |          |         |         |        |       |        |       |        |
1965 ......|    2,659 |   1,254 |   1,405 |  1,354 |  50.9 |    718 |  57.3 |    636 |   45.3
1966 ......|    2,612 |   1,207 |   1,405 |  1,309 |  50.1 |    709 |  58.7 |    600 |   42.7
1967 ......|    2,525 |   1,142 |   1,383 |  1,311 |  51.9 |    658 |  57.6 |    653 |   47.2
1968 ......|    2,606 |   1,184 |   1,422 |  1,444 |  55.4 |    748 |  63.2 |    696 |   48.9
1969 ......|    2,842 |   1,352 |   1,490 |  1,516 |  53.3 |    812 |  60.1 |    704 |   47.2
           |          |         |         |        |       |        |       |        |
1970 ......|    2,757 |   1,343 |   1,414 |  1,427 |  51.8 |    741 |  55.2 |    686 |   48.5
1971 ......|    2,872 |   1,369 |   1,503 |  1,535 |  53.4 |    788 |  57.6 |    747 |   49.7
1972 ......|    2,961 |   1,420 |   1,541 |  1,457 |  49.2 |    749 |  52.7 |    708 |   45.9
1973 ......|    3,059 |   1,458 |   1,601 |  1,425 |  46.6 |    730 |  50.1 |    695 |   43.4
1974 ......|    3,101 |   1,491 |   1,610 |  1,474 |  47.5 |    736 |  49.4 |    738 |   45.8
           |          |         |         |        |       |        |       |        |
1975 ......|    3,186 |   1,513 |   1,673 |  1,615 |  50.7 |    796 |  52.6 |    819 |   49.0
1976 ......|    2,987 |   1,450 |   1,537 |  1,458 |  48.8 |    685 |  47.2 |    773 |   50.3
1977 ......|    3,140 |   1,482 |   1,658 |  1,590 |  50.6 |    773 |  52.2 |    817 |   49.3
1978 ......|    3,161 |   1,485 |   1,676 |  1,584 |  50.1 |    758 |  51.0 |    826 |   49.3
1979 ......|    3,160 |   1,474 |   1,686 |  1,559 |  49.3 |    743 |  50.4 |    816 |   48.4
           |          |         |         |        |       |        |       |        |
1980 ......|    3,089 |   1,500 |   1,589 |  1,524 |  49.3 |    701 |  46.7 |    823 |   51.8
1981 ......|    3,053 |   1,490 |   1,563 |  1,646 |  53.9 |    816 |  54.8 |    830 |   53.1
1982 ......|    3,100 |   1,508 |   1,592 |  1,568 |  50.6 |    739 |  49.0 |    829 |   52.1
1983 ......|    2,964 |   1,390 |   1,574 |  1,562 |  52.7 |    721 |  51.9 |    841 |   53.4
1984 ......|    3,012 |   1,429 |   1,583 |  1,662 |  55.2 |    800 |  56.0 |    862 |   54.5
           |          |         |         |        |       |        |       |        |
1985 ......|    2,666 |   1,286 |   1,380 |  1,539 |  57.7 |    754 |  58.6 |    785 |   56.9
1986 ......|    2,786 |   1,331 |   1,455 |  1,499 |  53.8 |    744 |  55.9 |    755 |   51.9
1987 ......|    2,647 |   1,278 |   1,369 |  1,503 |  56.8 |    746 |  58.4 |    757 |   55.3
1988 ......|    2,673 |   1,334 |   1,339 |  1,575 |  58.9 |    761 |  57.0 |    814 |   60.8
1989 ......|    2,454 |   1,208 |   1,245 |  1,463 |  59.6 |    696 |  57.6 |    767 |   61.6
           |          |         |         |        |       |        |       |        |
1990 ......|    2,355 |   1,169 |   1,185 |  1,410 |  59.9 |    676 |  57.8 |    735 |   62.0
1991 ......|    2,276 |   1,139 |   1,137 |  1,420 |  62.4 |    656 |  57.6 |    763 |   67.1
1992 ......|    2,398 |   1,216 |   1,182 |  1,479 |  61.7 |    725 |  59.6 |    754 |   63.8
1993 ......|    2,338 |   1,118 |   1,219 |  1,464 |  62.6 |    668 |  59.7 |    797 |   65.4
1994 ......|    2,517 |   1,244 |   1,273 |  1,559 |  61.9 |    754 |  60.6 |    805 |   63.2
           |          |         |         |        |       |        |       |        |
1995 ......|    2,599 |   1,238 |   1,361 |  1,610 |  61.9 |    775 |  62.6 |    835 |   61.4
1996 ......|    2,660 |   1,297 |   1,363 |  1,729 |  65.0 |    779 |  60.1 |    950 |   69.7
1997 ......|    2,769 |   1,354 |   1,415 |  1,856 |  67.0 |    860 |  63.5 |    995 |   70.3
1998 ......|    2,810 |   1,452 |   1,358 |  1,844 |  65.6 |    906 |  62.4 |    938 |   69.1
___________|__________|_________|_________|________|_______|________|_______|________|________

\1\Individuals age 16 to 24 who graduated from high school during the preceding 12 months.
\2\Enrollment in college as of October of each year for individuals age 16 to 24 who graduated from high school during the preceding 12 months. NOTE.
--Data are based upon sample surveys of the civilian population. High school graduate data in this table differ from figures appearing in other tables because of varying survey procedures and coverage. Because of rounding, details may not add to totals. High school graduates include GED recipients.

SOURCE: American College Testing Program, unpublished tabulations, 1987, derived from statistics collected by the U.S. Bureau of the Census; and U.S. Department of Labor, College Enrollment of High School Graduates, various years. (This table was prepared August 1999.)

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