More High School Students Expecting to Go to College
August 3, 2005
Ninety-one percent of 10th graders in 2002 expected to go on to postsecondary education, compared with 74 percent of 10th graders in 1980, according to a new compendium of statistics published by the National Center for Education Statistics. In Youth Indicators 2005: Trends in the Well-Being of American Youth, NCES has provided a series of statistical indicators to describe the circumstances of Americans, ages 14 to 24 years old, both in school and beyond the classroom. The indicators examined include the following five areas:
Activities Outside of School and Work
The following are highlights from the data collected:
College enrollment rates of 18- to 24-year-olds have increased from 26 percent in 1980 to 38 percent in 2003; the enrollment rate for females has increased at a faster rate than for males.
The number of persons 14 to 24 years old is expected to increase between 2000 and 2020, reflecting growth in the number of minority youth. The population of Hispanics is expected to increase at a faster rate than the population of blacks and whites.
The violent crime victimization rate for young people ages 12 to 24 was lower in 2002 than in 1995.
The median age at first marriage has increased for both sexes; from 23 in 1970 to 27 years old in 2003 for males, and from 21 in 1970 to 25 years old in 2003 for females.
The percentage of white seniors who reported current use of cigarettes, alcohol, and illicit drugs in 2004 was higher than the percentages of black and Hispanic seniors who reported doing so.
For additional resources on access and student demographics, see the NACUBO Research Web pages.
- ED Releases College Ratings System Framework
- Recap: Top 10 Federal Policy Changes in 2014
- Obama Proposes Free Community College
- 2015 Endowment and Debt Management Forum
February 4-6, 2015
- 2015 Unrelated Business Income Tax
February 25-27, 2015
- ON-DEMAND: How to Build, Develop, and Support a Compliance Program at Your Institution
- ON-DEMAND: Strategic Tuition Assessment and Tuition Restructuring
- ON-DEMAND: Are Shared Services Right for Your Organization – The KU Journey
- ON-DEMAND: VIRTUAL: 2014 Annual Meeting
- ON-DEMAND: VIRTUAL: Student Financial Services Conference
- ON-DEMAND: VIRTUAL: Higher Education Accounting Forum
- A Guide to College and University Budgeting: Foundations for Institutional Effectiveness, 4th ed. - by Larry Goldstein
- NACUBO's Guide to Unitizing Investment Pools - by Mary S. Wheeler
- Managing and Collecting Student Accounts and Loans - by David R. Glezerman and Dennis DeSantis