February 14, 2011

Youth at college and work

Educational attainment of young adults during the October when age 23, by sex, race, and ethnicity, 200308
Characteristic Total High school dropouts High School graduates, not enrolled in college General Educational Development (GED) recipient, not enrolled in college Enrolled in college Bachelor's degree or more

Total

100.0 10.6 46.5 8.0 16.0 18.7

Men

100.0 11.8 48.7 9.3 15.8 14.3

Women

100.0 9.5 44.1 6.6 16.2 23.4

White, non-Hispanic

100.0 8.4 45.5 7.6 15.8 22.4

Black, non-Hispanic

100.0 16.5 48.4 11.4 14.7 8.7

Hispanic or Latino

100.0 16.6 52.7 6.8 15.5 8.1

These data featured in the TED article, Youth at college and work.

 

Employment status of young adults not enrolled in school during the October when age 23, by high school graduation status and sex, 200308
High school graduation status during the October when age 23 Total Employed civilian Serving in Armed Forces Unemployed Not in the labor force

High school dropouts

         

Men

100.0 68.1 0.2 9.2 22.5

Women

100.0 49.6 (1) 6.0 44.4

High school graduates, never enrolled in college

         

Men

100.0 76.6 7.9 5.5 10.0

Women

100.0 73.0 0.9 5.4 20.7

Some college, no longer enrolled

         

Men

100.0 82.6 5.9 2.9 8.6

Women

100.0 78.6 2.4 3.5 15.5

Bachelor's degree or more, no longer enrolled

         

Men

100.0 88.4 1.7 3.3 6.6

Women

100.0 88.6 1.3 3.0 7.1

Footnotes:
(1) Less than 0.05 percent.

These data featured in the TED article, Youth at college and work.