Over two-thirds of all U.S. high school graduates enroll in postsecondary education immediately after graduation, although immediate enrollment rates for low-income families are lower.
SOURCE: Appendix Table 1-22, Science and Engineering Indicators 2008, National Science Foundation, http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind08.
NOTES: Data are only available for 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, and 2000-2005.
(*) Family income categorized as: low income includes families in lowest 20% of income distribution, middle income includes families in middle 60%, and high income includes families in highest 20%.
Figure 13. High school graduates enrolled in college in October after completing high school, by race/ethnicity and family income*: 1975-2005
DIGEST OF KEY SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING INDICATORS 2008 – Selected Education Indicators