U.S. higher education enrollment rates, by age group 1970-2018

This statistic shows the share of different age groups across the U.S. adult population who were enrolled in college or other higher education from 1970 to 2018. Of those aged 20 to 21 years of age, 54.6 percent were enrolled in higher education as of 2018, a considerable increase compared to 31.9 percent in 1970.

Share of adult population enrolled in college or other higher education in the United States from 1970 to 2018, by age group

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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1970 to 2018

Age group

18 to 34 years old

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