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ERIC Number: ED320990
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
School Enrollment--Social and Economic Characteristics of Students: October 1988 and 1987. Current Population Reports.
Bruno, Rosalind R.
Current Population Reports, Series P-20 n443 Apr 1990
This report presents detailed tabulations of statistical data on school enrollment of the civilian noninstitutional population in October 1987 and 1988. The following enrollments are reported: (1) nursery school; (2) kindergarten; (3) elementary school; (4) high school; and (5) college and professional school. The following personal characteristics are described: (1) age; (2) sex; (3) race; (4) Hispanic origin; (5) marital status; (6) family status; (7) family income; (8) education of householder; (9) labor force status; (10) metropolitan residence region; and (11) mother's labor force status and education (for preprimary enrollment). The following characteristics are also reported: (1) level and grade of school; (2) public/private school; (3) full-time attendance status; and (4) two-year/four-year college. New information on vocational school enrollment is shown separately. The following 1988 highlights are reported: (1) 61.1 million persons 3 years old and older are enrolled in regular school; (2) elementary school enrollment grew to 28.2 million; (3) high school enrollment declined to 13.1 million; (4) the high school dropout rate was 4.8 percent; (5) college enrollment totaled 13.1 million students; (6) there were 1.3 million Black college students; (7) among 18- to 24-year olds, 82.3 percent of Whites, 75.1 percent of Blacks, and 55.2 percent of Hispanics were high school graduates, and of those graduates, 38.1 percent, 28.1 percent, and 30.9 percent, respectively, were enrolled in college. Trends in the following areas are reported: (1) preprimary enrollment; (2) elementary and secondary school enrollment; (3) high school dropout rate; and (4) college enrollment. Statistical data are included on 40 tables. Definitions, explanations, sources, and 13 tables of supplementary statistical data are appended. (FMW)
Descriptors: Census Figures, Dropout Rate, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, High Schools, Higher Education, Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Racial Differences, School Statistics, Student Characteristics, Vocational Schools
U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Washington, DC 20233.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.