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Youth Indicators 1996 / Indicator 25


Indicator 25. School Enrollment


Percent of population 14 to 29 years old enrolled in school, by age: October 1950 to October 1994

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             14 to 17     18 and    20 and  22 to 24  25 to 29
    Year        years   19 years  21 years     years     years
                  old        old       old       old       old
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1950 .......     83.3       29.7       ---       ---       3.0
1955 .......     86.9       31.5       ---       ---       4.2
1960 .......     90.3       38.4      19.4       8.7       4.9
1965 .......     93.2       46.3      27.6      13.2       6.1
1970........     94.1       47.7      31.9      14.9       7.5

1975 .......     93.6       46.9      31.2      16.2      10.1
1976 .......     93.7       46.2      32.0      17.1      10.0
1977........     93.6       46.2      31.8      16.5      10.8
1978........     93.7       45.4      29.5      16.3       9.4
1979 .......     93.6       45.0      30.2      15.8       9.6

1980 .......     93.4       46.4      31.0      16.3       9.3
1981 .......     94.1       49.0      31.6      16.5       9.0
1982 .......     94.4       47.8      34.0      16.8       9.6
1983 .......     95.0       50.4      32.5      16.6       9.6
1984 .......     94.7       50.1      33.9      17.3       9.1

1985 .......     94.9       51.6      35.3      16.9       9.2
1986 .......     94.9       54.6      33.0      17.9       8.8
1987 .......     95.0       55.6      38.7      17.5       9.0
1988 .......     95.1       55.6      39.1      18.2       8.3
1989 .......     95.7       56.0      38.5      19.9       9.3

1990 .......     95.8       57.2      39.7      21.0       9.7
1991 .......     96.0       59.6      42.0      22.2      10.2
1992........     96.7       61.4      44.0      23.7       9.8
1993........     96.5       61.6      42.7      23.6      10.2
1994........     96.6       59.7      44.0      23.2      10.4
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-Data not available.

NOTE: Includes enrollment in any type of public, parochial, or other private school in regular school systems. Includes elementary schools, secondary schools, colleges, universities, and professional schools. Attendance may be either full-time or part-time 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, Bureau of the Census, Current Population Reports, Series P-20, School Enrollment, Social and Economic Characteristics of Students, nos. 66, 409, 460, 479; and unpublished data.

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