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

Indicator 9: School Enrollment

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Table 9. Percentage of population 14 to 29 years old enrolled in school, by selected age group: Various years, October 1960 to October 2003
Year14 to 17
years old
18 and 19
years old
20 and 21
years old
22 to 24
years old
25 to 29
years old
196090.338.44.9
196593.246.327.613.26.1
197094.147.731.914.97.5
197593.646.931.216.210.1
198093.446.431.016.39.3
198194.149.031.616.59.0
198294.447.834.016.89.6
198395.050.432.516.69.6
198494.750.133.917.39.1
198594.951.635.316.99.2
198694.954.633.017.98.8
198795.055.638.717.59.0
198895.155.639.118.28.3
198995.756.038.519.99.3
199095.857.239.721.09.7
199196.059.642.022.210.2
199296.761.444.023.79.8
199396.561.642.723.610.2
199496.660.244.924.010.8
199596.359.444.923.211.6
199695.461.544.424.811.9
199796.661.545.926.411.8
199896.162.244.824.911.9
199995.860.645.324.511.1
200095.761.244.124.611.4
200195.861.046.025.411.8
200296.463.347.825.612.1
200396.264.548.327.811.8
Not available.
NOTE: Data are based upon sample surveys of the civilian noninstitutional population. Includes enrollment in any type of graded public, parochial, or other private schools. Includes nursery schools, kindergartens, 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, Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970; Current Population Reports, Series P-20, various years; and Current Population Surveys (CPS), October, unpublished data.

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