Education Progress

Where do new high school graduates enroll in college?

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Where do new high school graduates enroll in college?

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Main Finding

Of those students who enrolled in a postsecondary institution by the October following high school completion, 28% enrolled in a 2-year institution and 42% enrolled in a 4-year institution in 2009.

Key Observations

  • Between 1979 and 2009, enrollment in both 2-year and 4-year institutions increased by 10 percentage points.