ERIC Number: ED500639
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates by State and Race/Ethnicity, 1992-2022. District of Columbia
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
The 7th edition of this publication provides updated projections of high school graduates for each year and each state (plus the District of Columbia) through 2022. The profile breaks down the projections by major racial and ethnic groups: (1) American Indian/Alaska Native; (2) Asian/Pacific Islander; (3) Black, non-Hispanic; (4) Hispanic; and (5) White, non-Hispanic. Overall trends include: (1) Peak in the number of high school graduates in 2008-2009, followed by gradually declining enrollments and number of graduates; (2) Highest percentage of growth in the West; and (3) Wide variation in size and make-up of graduating classes. Data for the District of Columbia indicates continued increase in diversification of public high school graduating classes, although projecting changes in the numbers of graduates who are not of Black non-Hispanic descent is especially prone to potential error, given the small sizes of these groups. A wide disparity between the proportion of Black non-Hispanic students in the public school population and that of the city's population as a whole indicates that White non-Hispanic families are seeking alternate schooling options to the public school system. Unlike much of the rest of the nation, the District of Columbia is projected to experience an initial period of rising graduate numbers. (Contains 4 figures.) [For consolidated executive summary, see ED500531; for full consolidated report, see ED500532.]
Descriptors: High Schools, Racial Composition, Declining Enrollment, Pacific Islanders, American Indians, Alaska Natives, High School Graduates, Racial Differences, African American Students, White Students, Asian American Students, Hispanic American Students, Enrollment Trends, Student Characteristics, Student Diversity, Public Schools, Private Schools, Trend Analysis
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. P.O. Box 9752, Boulder, CO 80301-9752. Tel: 303-541-0200; Fax: 303-541-0291; Web site: http://wiche.edu
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: High Schools
Sponsor: ACT, Inc., Iowa City, IA.; College Board, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia