Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008

NCES 2008-084
September 2008


Table 6.1b.  Percentage of 18- to 24-year-olds enrolled in colleges or universities, by race/ethnicity: Selected years, October 1996 to 2006

Race/ethnicity 1996 2004 2005 2006
Total1 35.5 38.0 38.9 37.3
White 39.5 41.7 42.8 41.0
Black 27.4 31.8 33.1 32.6
Hispanic 20.1 24.7 24.8 23.6
Asian2 53.9 60.6 61.0 58.3
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 55.8 50.6 39.1
American Indian/Alaska Native 30.3 24.4 27.8 26.2
—Not available.
1 Total includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
2 Data for 1996 includes Pacific Islanders.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, Selected years, October 1996 to 2006.