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Youth Indicators, 2005: Trends in the Well-Being of American Youth

Indicator 10: Race/Ethnicity of Students

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Table 10. Percentage of students 3 to 34 years old, by level of school enrollment and race/ethnicity: Various years, October 1975 to October 2003
  Elementary and high schools 
YearTotalElementary schools1High schools2Colleges3
Percent of students who are White, non-Hispanic
197577.476.980.584.0
198074.473.878.883.0
198571.670.876.680.8
199069.369.373.678.7
199567.367.170.774.5
199764.664.468.271.9
199864.263.767.870.7
199963.863.367.670.8
200063.462.766.969.1
200163.262.466.668.3
200261.760.965.567.7
2003460.459.964.167.3
Percent of students who are Black, non-Hispanic
197514.514.712.39.6
198015.215.312.89.8
198515.515.612.69.5
199015.515.612.910.3
199516.015.914.311.7
199716.216.314.211.9
199816.316.314.712.8
199915.815.914.312.9
200016.016.214.713.8
200115.815.914.713.6
200215.816.014.213.0
2003415.215.114.012.2
Percent of students who are Hispanic
19756.56.75.44.2
19808.18.56.04.4
19859.510.17.05.3
199011.010.98.65.5
199513.313.710.58.4
199714.014.311.38.8
199814.414.811.39.1
199915.015.311.88.6
200015.315.712.19.6
200115.716.411.99.6
200217.217.713.310.3
200317.518.013.710.8
1Includes prekindergarten, kindergarten, and grades 1 through 8.
2Includes grades 9 through 12.
3Includes both 2- and 4-year institutions.
4Percentage may be slightly lower than distributions in prior years partly because of the addition of a multiracial race group which is not shown separately. In 2003, 2.5 percent of elementary students, 2.1 percent of secondary students, and 1.7 percent of college students were multiracial.
NOTE: Enrollment includes students in any type of graded public, parochial, or other private school in regular school systems. Includes elementary schools, secondary schools, colleges, universities, and professional schools. Attendance may be on either a full-time or part-time basis and during the day or night. Enrollments in 'special' schools, such as trade schools, business colleges, or correspondence schools, are not included.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, October Current Population Surveys (CPS), October, various years, unpublished data.

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