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

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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%
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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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