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Youth Indicators 1996 / Indicator 27


Indicator 27. Race of Students


Percent of students 3 to 34 years old, by race/ethnicity and level of enrollment: Fall 1960 to fall 1994

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            |   Elementary and high schools     |
    Year    |-----------------------------------| Colleges
            |   Total   |Elementary |   High    |
            |           |schools\1\ |schools\2\ |
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             Percent of students who are white, non-Hispanic

1960\3,4\ ..       86.6        85.8        89.0        93.6
1965\4\.....       85.9        85.2        87.5        93.7
1970\4\.....       85.0        84.4        86.5        91.2
1975 .......       77.4        76.9        78.4        84.0
1980 .......       74.5        73.7        75.9        83.0

1985 .......       71.3        70.2        73.3        80.8
1986 .......       70.7        69.7        72.7        78.1
1987 .......       70.2        69.5        71.6        78.1
1988 .......       69.7        69.0        71.3        78.8
1989 .......       69.3        68.9        70.1        79.4
1990 .......       68.9        68.8        69.1        78.7
1991 .......       68.8        68.6        69.2        76.9
1992........       68.4        68.2        68.7        76.1
1993........       68.4        68.5        68.2        75.3
1994 ........      67.2        67.2        67.1        73.8

             Percent of students who are black, non-Hispanic

1960\3,5\ ..       13.4        14.2        11.0         6.4
1965\5\ ....       14.1        14.8        12.5         6.3
1970\4\.....       13.8        14.3        12.5         7.0
1975 .......       14.5        14.7        14.0         9.6
1980 .......       15.2        15.3        15.0         9.8

1985 .......       15.5        15.8        15.1         9.5
1986 .......       15.5        15.7        15.1        10.6
1987 .......       15.6        15.7        15.4        10.6
1988 .......       15.8        15.8        15.6        10.0
1989 .......       15.8        15.7        16.0        10.1
1990 .......       15.7        15.8        15.3        10.3
1991 .......       15.9        15.9        16.0        10.3
1992........       15.9        15.8        16.1        10.3
1993........       15.9        15.6        16.3        10.8
1994 ........      16.0        15.9        16.3        11.9

                   Percent of students who are Hispanic

1975 .......        6.5         6.8         6.0         4.2
1980 .......        8.1         8.6         7.2         4.4

1985 .......        9.7        10.4         8.3         5.3
1986 .......       10.2        11.0         8.6         6.4
1987 .......       10.4        11.1         9.1         6.1
1988 .......       10.5        11.2         8.9         6.0
1989 .......       10.9        11.3         9.9         5.8
1990 .......       11.2        11.2        11.3         5.5
1991 .......       11.1        11.3        10.5         6.2
1992........       11.3        11.4        11.1         6.9
1993.........      11.5        11.5        11.5         7.5
1994 .......       13.0        13.1        12.7         8.0
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/1/ Includes grades 1 through 8.

/2/ Includes grades 9 through 12.

/3/ Excludes 3- and 4-year-olds.

/4/ Includes persons of Hispanic origin.

/5/ Includes other races and persons of Hispanic origin.

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 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 Survey, unpublished data.

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