U.S. high school completers who enrolled immediately in college, by gender 1980-2016

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

U.S. high school completers who enrolled immediately in college, by gender 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, distinguished by gender. In 2016, about 71.9 percent of female 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, by gender

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MaleFemale
201667.5%71.9%
201565.8%72.5%
201464%72.6%
2013 63.5%68.4%
2012 61.3%71.3%
2011 64.7%72.2%
2010 62.8%74%
2009 66%73.8%
2008 65.9%71.6%
2007 66.1%68.3%
2006 65.8%66.1%
2005 66.5%70.4%
2004 61.4%71.5%
2003 61.2%66.5%
2002 62.1%68.4%
2001 60.1%63.5%
2000 59.9%66.2%
1999 61.4%64.4%
1998 62.4%69.1%
1997 63.6%70.3%
1996 60.1%69.7%
1995 62.6%61.3%
1994 60.6%63.2%
1993 59.9%65.2%
1992 60%63.8%
1991 57.9%67.1%
1990 58%62.2%
1989 57.6%61.6%
1988 57.1%60.7%
1987 58.3%55.3%
1986 55.8%51.9%
1985 58.6%56.8%
1984 56%54.5%
1983 51.9%53.4%
1982 49.1%52%
1981 54.8%53.1%
1980 46.7%51.8%
MaleFemale
201667.5%71.9%
201565.8%72.5%
201464%72.6%
2013 63.5%68.4%
2012 61.3%71.3%
2011 64.7%72.2%
2010 62.8%74%
2009 66%73.8%
2008 65.9%71.6%
2007 66.1%68.3%
2006 65.8%66.1%
2005 66.5%70.4%
2004 61.4%71.5%
2003 61.2%66.5%
2002 62.1%68.4%
2001 60.1%63.5%
2000 59.9%66.2%
1999 61.4%64.4%
1998 62.4%69.1%
1997 63.6%70.3%
1996 60.1%69.7%
1995 62.6%61.3%
1994 60.6%63.2%
1993 59.9%65.2%
1992 60%63.8%
1991 57.9%67.1%
1990 58%62.2%
1989 57.6%61.6%
1988 57.1%60.7%
1987 58.3%55.3%
1986 55.8%51.9%
1985 58.6%56.8%
1984 56%54.5%
1983 51.9%53.4%
1982 49.1%52%
1981 54.8%53.1%
1980 46.7%51.8%
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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, distinguished by gender. In 2016, about 71.9 percent of female 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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