Share of U.S. high school completers who enrolled immediately in college 1980-2016

Percentage of high school completers who were enrolled in college immediately after graduation in the U.S. from 1980 to 2016

Share of U.S. high school completers who enrolled immediately in college 1980-2016 This statistic depicts the percentage of high school completers who were enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year college in the fall immediately following their graduation in the U.S. from 1980 to 2016. In 2016, about 69.8 percent of high school completers enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year college in the fall immediately following their graduation from high school.
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Percentage of high school completers who were enrolled in college immediately after graduation in the U.S. from 1980 to 2016

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Percentage of high school completers
201669.8%
201569.2%
201468.4%
2013 65.9%
2012 66.2%
2011 68.2%
2010 68.1%
2009 70.1%
2008 68.6%
2007 67.2%
2006 66%
2005 68.6%
2004 66.7%
2003 63.9%
2002 65.2%
2001 61.8%
2000 63.3%
1999 62.9%
1998 65.6%
1997 67%
1996 65%
1995 61.9%
1994 61.9%
1993 62.6%
1992 61.9%
1991 62.5%
1990 60.1%
1989 59.6%
1988 58.9%
1987 56.8%
1986 53.8%
1985 57.7%
1984 55.2%
1983 52.7%
1982 50.6%
1981 53.9%
1980 49.3%
Percentage of high school completers
201669.8%
201569.2%
201468.4%
2013 65.9%
2012 66.2%
2011 68.2%
2010 68.1%
2009 70.1%
2008 68.6%
2007 67.2%
2006 66%
2005 68.6%
2004 66.7%
2003 63.9%
2002 65.2%
2001 61.8%
2000 63.3%
1999 62.9%
1998 65.6%
1997 67%
1996 65%
1995 61.9%
1994 61.9%
1993 62.6%
1992 61.9%
1991 62.5%
1990 60.1%
1989 59.6%
1988 58.9%
1987 56.8%
1986 53.8%
1985 57.7%
1984 55.2%
1983 52.7%
1982 50.6%
1981 53.9%
1980 49.3%
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This statistic depicts the percentage of high school completers who were enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year college in the fall immediately following their graduation in the U.S. from 1980 to 2016. In 2016, about 69.8 percent of high school completers enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year college in the fall immediately following their graduation from high school.
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