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

Indicator 22: College Enrollment

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Table 22. Enrollment of 18- to 24-year-olds in degree-granting institutions as a percentage of all 18- to 24-year-olds, by sex and race/ethnicity: Various years, 1970 to 2003
 Enrollment rates as a percentage of all 18- to 24-year olds
 SexRace/ethnicity
YearTotal enrollment,
in thousands
TotalMaleFemaleWhite, non-HispanicBlack, non-HispanicHispanic
197015,80425.732.120.327.115.5
19756,93626.329.023.727.420.420.4
19807,22725.726.425.027.319.416.1
19817,57426.127.125.227.719.916.6
19827,67726.627.226.028.119.916.8
19837,47726.227.325.127.919.217.3
19847,59227.128.625.628.920.317.9
19857,53827.828.427.230.019.616.9
19867,39727.928.227.629.721.917.6
19877,69429.630.628.731.922.817.5
19887,79130.330.230.433.221.217.0
19897,80330.930.231.634.223.416.1
19907,96432.032.331.835.125.415.8
19918,17133.332.833.636.823.517.9
19928,34234.432.736.037.325.221.3
19938,19334.033.634.436.824.521.7
19948,72934.633.136.038.127.718.8
19958,53934.333.135.537.927.520.7
19968,76835.534.137.039.527.420.1
19979,19936.835.038.740.629.822.4
19989,32236.534.538.640.629.820.4
19999,25935.634.137.039.430.418.7
20009,45235.532.638.438.730.521.7
20019,84536.333.639.039.531.421.7
200210,03336.733.739.740.931.919.9
200310,36437.834.341.341.632.323.5
Not available.
1Data for White and Black enrollment include persons of Hispanic origin.
NOTE: Data are based upon sample surveys of the civilian noninstitutional population. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Surveys (CPS), October, various years, unpublished tabulations.

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