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Table 185. Enrollment rates of 18- to 24-year-olds in degree-granting institutions, by sex and race/ethnicity: 1967 to 2003

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         |       Enrollment as a percent of all 18- to 24-year-olds       |Enrollment as a percent of all 18- to 24-year-old high school 
         |                                                                 |completers\1\
         |_________________________________________________________________|_________________________________________________________________
Year     |          |          Sex        |         Race/ethnicity         |          |          Sex        |           Race/ethnicity
         |          |_____________________|________________________________|          |_____________________|________________________________
         |     Total|      Male|    Female|    White,|    Black,|  Hispanic|     Total|      Male|    Female|    White,|    Black,|  Hispanic
         |          |          |          |      non-|      non-|          |          |          |          |      non-|      non-|
         |          |          |          |  Hispanic|  Hispanic|          |          |          |          |  Hispanic|  Hispanic|
_________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________
1        |        2 |        3 |        4 |         5|         6|         7|         8|         9|        10|        11|        12|        13
_________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________
1967\2\ .|25.5(0.44)|33.1(0.71)|19.2(0.54)|26.9(0.48)|13.0(1.16)|---    (†)|33.7(0.55)|44.7(0.87)|25.1(0.67)|34.5(0.58)|23.3(1.96)|---    (†)
1968\2\ .|26.1(0.44)|34.1(0.70)|19.5(0.53)|27.5(0.48)|14.5(1.18)|---    (†)|34.2(0.54)|45.9(0.86)|25.0(0.66)|34.9(0.57)|25.2(1.92)|---    (†)
1969\2\ .|27.3(0.44)|35.2(0.69)|20.9(0.54)|28.7(0.47)|16.0(1.20)|---    (†)|35.0(0.53)|45.6(0.82)|26.4(0.65)|35.6(0.56)|27.2(1.90)|---    (†)
1970\2\ .|25.7(0.42)|32.1(0.65)|20.3(0.52)|27.1(0.45)|15.5(1.15)|---    (†)|32.6(0.50)|41.0(0.78)|25.5(0.63)|33.2(0.53)|26.0(1.81)|---    (†)
1971\2\ .|26.2(0.41)|32.5(0.63)|20.8(0.52)|27.2(0.44)|18.2(1.19)|---    (†)|33.2(0.49)|41.5(0.76)|26.0(0.63)|33.5(0.52)|29.2(1.78)|---    (†)
         |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |
1972 ....|25.5(0.37)|30.2(0.56)|21.2(0.47)|27.2(0.41)|18.3(1.18)|13.4(1.83)|31.9(0.44)|38.2(0.66)|26.3(0.57)|32.6(0.48)|27.2(1.65)|25.8(3.27)
1973 ....|24.0(0.35)|27.7(0.54)|20.5(0.46)|25.5(0.40)|15.9(1.09)|16.1(2.02)|29.7(0.42)|34.6(0.63)|25.3(0.55)|30.2(0.46)|23.8(1.55)|29.1(3.36)
1974 ....|24.6(0.35)|27.7(0.53)|21.7(0.47)|25.8(0.40)|17.6(1.14)|18.0(1.95)|30.5(0.42)|34.7(0.63)|26.7(0.56)|30.5(0.46)|26.2(1.60)|32.3(3.17)
1975 ....|26.3(0.36)|29.0(0.53)|23.7(0.48)|27.4(0.40)|20.4(1.18)|20.4(2.09)|32.5(0.42)|36.2(0.63)|29.2(0.57)|32.3(0.46)|31.5(1.69)|35.5(3.27)
1976 ....|26.7(0.35)|28.2(0.52)|25.2(0.48)|27.6(0.40)|22.5(1.20)|20.0(2.00)|33.1(0.42)|35.6(0.62)|30.9(0.57)|32.8(0.46)|33.4(1.66)|35.9(3.22)
         |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |
1977 ....|26.1(0.38)|28.1(0.56)|24.3(0.52)|27.2(0.43)|21.1(1.18)|17.2(1.87)|32.5(0.46)|35.6(0.68)|29.7(0.61)|32.3(0.50)|31.3(1.63)|31.5(3.11)
1978 ....|25.3(0.38)|27.1(0.55)|23.6(0.51)|26.5(0.43)|20.1(1.15)|15.2(1.74)|31.4(0.45)|34.1(0.66)|28.8(0.60)|31.3(0.49)|29.6(1.59)|27.2(2.89)
1979 ....|25.0(0.37)|25.9(0.54)|24.2(0.52)|26.3(0.43)|19.8(1.13)|16.7(1.77)|31.2(0.45)|32.9(0.66)|29.6(0.61)|31.3(0.49)|29.4(1.58)|30.2(2.93)
1980 ....|25.7(0.38)|26.4(0.54)|25.0(0.52)|27.3(0.43)|19.4(1.12)|16.1(1.64)|31.8(0.45)|33.5(0.66)|30.3(0.61)|32.1(0.49)|27.6(1.51)|29.9(2.80)
1981 ....|26.1(0.37)|27.1(0.54)|25.2(0.51)|27.7(0.43)|19.9(1.09)|16.6(1.63)|32.4(0.44)|34.7(0.65)|30.4(0.60)|32.7(0.49)|28.0(1.46)|29.9(2.69)
         |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |
1982 ....|26.6(0.39)|27.2(0.57)|26.0(0.55)|28.1(0.46)|19.9(1.14)|16.8(1.77)|33.0(0.47)|34.5(0.68)|31.6(0.64)|33.3(0.52)|28.1(1.52)|29.2(2.83)
1983 ....|26.2(0.39)|27.3(0.57)|25.1(0.54)|27.9(0.46)|19.2(1.12)|17.3(1.77)|32.5(0.47)|35.0(0.69)|30.3(0.63)|33.0(0.52)|27.0(1.50)|31.5(2.94)
1984 ....|27.1(0.40)|28.6(0.58)|25.6(0.55)|28.9(0.47)|20.3(1.15)|17.9(1.80)|33.2(0.47)|36.0(0.70)|30.6(0.64)|33.9(0.53)|27.2(1.47)|29.9(2.77)
1985 ....|27.8(0.41)|28.4(0.60)|27.2(0.57)|30.0(0.49)|19.6(1.16)|16.9(1.84)|33.7(0.48)|35.3(0.70)|32.3(0.65)|34.9(0.55)|26.0(1.47)|26.8(2.75)
1986 ....|27.9(0.42)|28.2(0.60)|27.6(0.58)|29.7(0.50)|21.9(1.21)|17.6(1.76)|34.0(0.49)|35.3(0.71)|32.8(0.67)|34.5(0.56)|28.6(1.52)|29.4(2.72)
         |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |
1987 ....|29.6(0.43)|30.6(0.62)|28.7(0.59)|31.9(0.51)|22.8(1.25)|17.5(1.73)|36.2(0.50)|38.3(0.73)|34.4(0.68)|37.3(0.58)|29.5(1.54)|28.4(2.61)
1988 ....|30.3(0.47)|30.2(0.68)|30.4(0.66)|33.2(0.57)|21.2(1.33)|17.0(2.00)|37.2(0.55)|38.3(0.81)|36.3(0.75)|38.6(0.63)|28.1(1.69)|30.8(3.31)
1989 ....|30.9(0.48)|30.2(0.68)|31.6(0.67)|34.2(0.58)|23.4(1.38)|16.1(1.90)|38.1(0.56)|38.3(0.81)|37.9(0.77)|39.8(0.65)|30.7(1.72)|28.7(3.12)
1990 ....|32.0(0.47)|32.3(0.68)|31.8(0.66)|35.1(0.57)|25.4(1.37)|15.8(1.67)|39.1(0.54)|40.0(0.79)|38.3(0.75)|40.4(0.63)|32.7(1.68)|28.7(2.79)
1991 ....|33.3(0.48)|32.8(0.68)|33.6(0.67)|36.8(0.58)|23.5(1.34)|17.9(1.72)|41.0(0.55)|41.5(0.80)|40.5(0.77)|42.4(0.64)|31.2(1.68)|34.3(2.94)
         |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |
1992 ....|34.4(0.49)|32.7(0.68)|36.0(0.69)|37.3(0.59)|25.2(1.37)|21.3(1.87)|41.7(0.56)|40.7(0.80)|42.7(0.77)|42.6(0.64)|33.5(1.71)|36.8(2.90)
1993 ....|34.0(0.49)|33.6(0.69)|34.4(0.68)|36.8(0.59)|24.5(1.35)|21.7(1.88)|41.3(0.56)|41.7(0.80)|40.9(0.77)|42.3(0.65)|32.4(1.69)|35.5(2.79)
1994 ....|34.6(0.42)|33.1(0.59)|36.0(0.60)|38.1(0.53)|27.7(1.17)|18.8(1.10)|42.3(0.49)|41.6(0.70)|43.0(0.68)|43.7(0.57)|35.6(1.42)|33.1(1.76)
1995 ....|34.3(0.44)|33.1(0.63)|35.5(0.63)|37.9(0.55)|27.5(1.18)|20.7(1.13)|42.3(0.51)|41.7(0.73)|43.0(0.72)|44.0(0.61)|35.4(1.43)|35.2(1.74)
1996 ....|35.5(0.47)|34.1(0.66)|37.0(0.67)|39.5(0.59)|27.4(1.23)|20.1(1.18)|43.4(0.54)|42.5(0.77)|44.3(0.75)|45.1(0.64)|35.9(1.51)|34.5(1.83)
         |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |
1997 ....|36.8(0.47)|35.0(0.66)|38.7(0.67)|40.6(0.59)|29.8(1.25)|22.4(1.21)|45.2(0.54)|44.0(0.77)|46.3(0.75)|46.6(0.64)|39.5(1.54)|36.0(1.77)
1998 ....|36.5(0.46)|34.5(0.65)|38.6(0.66)|40.6(0.59)|29.8(1.24)|20.4(1.11)|45.2(0.53)|44.3(0.77)|46.1(0.74)|46.9(0.64)|40.0(1.54)|33.9(1.68)
1999 ....|35.6(0.46)|34.1(0.64)|37.0(0.65)|39.4(0.58)|30.4(1.24)|18.7(1.08)|43.7(0.52)|42.9(0.75)|44.4(0.73)|45.3(0.63)|39.2(1.50)|31.6(1.68)
2000 ....|35.5(0.45)|32.6(0.62)|38.4(0.65)|38.7(0.57)|30.5(1.21)|21.7(1.12)|43.2(0.52)|40.8(0.73)|45.6(0.72)|44.1(0.62)|39.3(1.46)|36.2(1.69)
2001 ....|36.3(0.45)|33.6(0.63)|39.0(0.64)|39.5(0.57)|31.4(1.22)|21.7(1.10)|44.3(0.51)|42.4(0.73)|46.1(0.72)|45.4(0.62)|40.2(1.45)|34.8(1.61)
         |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |
2002 ....|36.7(0.43)|33.7(0.59)|39.7(0.61)|40.9(0.55)|31.9(1.18)|19.9(0.94)|44.7(0.48)|42.5(0.69)|46.7(0.68)|46.7(0.59)|40.2(1.39)|31.6(1.38)
2003\3\ .|37.8(0.43)|34.3(0.59)|41.3(0.61)|41.6(0.55)|32.3(1.20)|23.5(1.02)|45.7(0.48)|42.8(0.69)|48.3(0.67)|47.2(0.59)|41.4(1.43)|35.8(1.42)
_________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________

---Not available.
†Not applicable.
\1\Includes students who were enrolled in college, but did not report high school completion.
\2\Data for White and Black enrollment include persons of Hispanic origin.
\3\White, non-Hispanic and Black, non-Hispanic data exclude persons identifying themselves as multi-racial.

NOTE: Data are based upon sample surveys of the civilian noninstitutional population. Percents based on 18- to 24-year-old high school completers for 1992 and later years use a slightly different definition of completion and may not be precisely comparable with figures for other years. All college students are counted as high school completers. Totals include other racial/ethnic groups not separately shown. Standard errors appear in parentheses. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, October 1967 through October 2003, unpublished tabulations. (This table was prepared March 2005.)