OCT. 7, 2020 — Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released the report "School Enrollment in the United States: 2018" that examines the characteristics of people enrolled in school at all levels using statistics from the Current Population Survey and the American Community Survey. This report does not reflect any possible impacts related to COVID-19, but instead serves as a pre-crisis benchmark for future research. The report outlines the current picture of education in America from nursery school through eighth grade, high school, and college undergraduate and graduate students, and compares the latest numbers with historical levels.
Since 2000, preschool enrollment has grown more slowly than in the period from 1979 to 2000 and the percentage of college students age 30 and over has contracted. High school dropout rates have fallen and college students ages 20 and 21 continue to attend college in high numbers.
Detailed tabulations, related information and historic data are available on the Census Bureau’s School Enrollment page at <www.census.gov/topics/education/school-enrollment.html>.
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