ERIC Number: ED411291
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
School Enrollment--Social and Economic Characteristics of Students: October 1995 (Update). Current Population Reports.
Bureau of the Census (DOC), Washington, DC. Economics and Statistics Administration.
This update to the School Enrollment Report of the Current Population Survey presents detailed tables about the school enrollment of the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States. It is the first update of a new series designed to reduce the number of printed reports by updating Current Population Survey tables annually while issuing the full report only every other year. The tables in this compilation provide information on the 70 million people enrolled in nursery school through college. About 8.3 million children were enrolled in nursery school or kindergarten during the period, while elementary school enrollment stood at 31.8 million students. High school enrollment totaled 15.0 million people, and the annual high school dropout rate was 5.4%. The number of people enrolled in college was 14.7 million, and about 6.0 million college students were 25 years of age or older. Data are estimates based on a sample survey and are subject to sampling variability since they are not based on a complete enumeration of the population. Appendixes present historical enrollment tables, definitions and explanations, and a discussion of the source and accuracy of the estimates. (Contains 19 detailed tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Census Figures, Dropouts, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, High School Graduates, Higher Education, National Surveys, Sampling, Tables (Data)
U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, P.O. Box 277943, Atlanta, GA 30384-7943 ($31.40); electronic version: http://www.census.gov
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Washington, DC. Economics and Statistics Administration.