College enrollment of last year’s high school graduates

April 16, 2001

Among the 2.8 million high school graduates in 2000, 1.7 million (63.3 percent) were enrolled in college that October.

College enrollment of year 2000 high school graduates, by sex, race and Hispanic origin
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The college enrollment rate of young women, at 66.2 percent, continued to exceed that of young men, 59.9 percent. Among race and ethnic groups, a higher proportion of white high school graduates were enrolled in college (64.0 percent) than were black (56.2 percent) or Hispanic (53.0 percent) graduates.

This information is from a supplement to the October 2000 Current Population Survey (CPS), a monthly nationwide survey of about 50,000 households that provides basic data on national employment and unemployment. Additional information is available from "College Enrollment and Work Activity of 2000 High School Graduates," news release USDL 01-94.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, College enrollment of last year’s high school graduates on the Internet at (visited September 23, 2014).


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