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

Indicator 23: International Higher Education Enrollment

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Table 23. Enrollment of 18- to 29-year-olds in higher education as a percentage of all 18-to 29-year-olds, by country: 1994, 1999, and 2001
CountryTotalTotal18 to 24 years old25 to 29 years oldTotal18 to 24 years old25 to 29 years old
United Kingdom2121522615226
United States24253611273612
— Not available.
1Data on doctoral students are missing for 1999 and 2001.
2The United Kingdom includes England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
NOTE: These countries were selected for comparison because they are relatively similar to the United States in their economic development and because they are among the Group of Seven (G-7) countries. Higher education refers to International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) level 5A (academic higher eduation–first stage), 5B (technical and vocational higher education), and 6 (academic higher education-second stage/doctoral studies).
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Education Database, 2001, unpublished data, and U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), October, various years, unpublished tabulations.

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