ERIC Number: ED404359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
School Enrollment - Social and Economic Characteristics of Students: October 1994.
Bruno, Rosalind R.; Curry, Andrea
Current Population Reports, Series P20-487 Sep 1996
Data from the U.S. Census describe the economic and social characteristics of students enrolled in elementary, secondary, and higher education as of October 1994. At that time approximately 69.3 million persons were enrolled in regular education at nursery school through college levels. About 45.1 million of these were between the traditional school ages of 6 and 17. About 8.1 million children were enrolled in nursery school or kindergarten, and elementary school enrollment was higher than that of the previous year at about 31.5 million. High school enrollment totaled 14.6 million, up significantly from the 13.7 million of fall 1993. The annual high school dropout rate was higher, at about 5%, than that of 1993. In October 1994, 15.0 million people were enrolled in colleges across the nation, an increase from the 13.9 million of 1993. Data are shown for U.S. students for age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, marital status, family status, family income, education of the householder, labor force status, metropolitan residence, region, and mother's labor force status and education (for preprimary education). Vocational school enrollment is shown separately. Three appendixes present supplementary tables, definitions and explanations, and a discussion of the source and accuracy of the estimates. (Contains 9 text tables, 3 figures, 19 detailed tables, and 15 appendix tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Dropouts, Economic Factors, Educational Attainment, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Family Characteristics, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Income, Labor Force, Parents, Preschool Education, Sex Differences, Social Characteristics, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Vocational Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.