Archives for category: Student Demographics

Since 1980, enrollment rates are up for teenagers of all races. But the improvement among Hispanics is especially encouraging.

16- and 17-year-old enrollment (since 1980)

How did that huge gap close so quickly? What changed? Read the rest of this entry »

Back in 1980, women outnumbered men in undergraduate programs, while men predominated in graduate degrees. But the times, they are a’changin’. And the men, they are a’slippin’.

men in higher education

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In the years after World War II, 1 in 3 kids dropped out of school by age 17. These days, that number is down to 1 in 20 kids.

14-17-year-old enrollment (since 1945) Read the rest of this entry »

Remember back in 1870? No? Well, pretend you do.

Back then, it felt like you never heard about college kids. That’s because postsecondary students made up only 0.1% of the American population.┬áThese days, it’s 7%.

Postsecondary enrollment (since 1870)

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