Percentage of high school completers who were enrolled in college immediately after graduation in the U.S. from 1980 to 2015

Share of U.S. high school completers who enrolled immediately in college 1980-2015 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 2015. In 2015, about 69.2 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
1980 49.3%
1981 53.9%
1982 50.6%
1983 52.7%
1984 55.2%
1985 57.7%
1986 53.8%
1987 56.8%
1988 58.9%
1989 59.6%
1990 60.1%
1991 62.5%
1992 61.9%
1993 62.6%
1994 61.9%
1995 61.9%
1996 65%
1997 67%
1998 65.6%
1999 62.9%
2000 63.3%
2001 61.8%
2002 65.2%
2003 63.9%
2004 66.7%
2005 68.6%
2006 66%
2007 67.2%
2008 68.6%
2009 70.1%
2010 68.1%
2011 68.2%
2012 66.2%
2013 65.9%
201468.4%
201569.2%
Percentage of high school completers
1980 49.3%
1981 53.9%
1982 50.6%
1983 52.7%
1984 55.2%
1985 57.7%
1986 53.8%
1987 56.8%
1988 58.9%
1989 59.6%
1990 60.1%
1991 62.5%
1992 61.9%
1993 62.6%
1994 61.9%
1995 61.9%
1996 65%
1997 67%
1998 65.6%
1999 62.9%
2000 63.3%
2001 61.8%
2002 65.2%
2003 63.9%
2004 66.7%
2005 68.6%
2006 66%
2007 67.2%
2008 68.6%
2009 70.1%
2010 68.1%
2011 68.2%
2012 66.2%
2013 65.9%
201468.4%
201569.2%

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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 2015. In 2015, about 69.2 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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Release date
July 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
1980-2015
Age group
16 to 24 years

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